a. surrounding on all sides.
   ♦ circumambiency, n.

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  • Circumambient — Cir cum*am bi*ent, a. [Pref. circum + ambient.] Surrounding; inclosing or being on all sides; encompassing. The circumambient heaven. J. Armstrong. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circumambient — [sʉr΄kəm am′bē ənt] adj. extending all around; surrounding circumambience n. circumambiency …   English World dictionary

  • circumambient — circumambience, circumambiency, n. circumambiently, adv. /serr keuhm am bee euhnt/, adj. surrounding; encompassing: circumambient gloom. [1625 35; < LL circumambient (s. of circumambiens). See CIRCUM , AMBIENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • circumambient — adjective Etymology: Late Latin circumambient , circumambiens, present participle of circumambire to surround in a circle, from Latin circum + ambire to go around more at ambient Date: 1633 being on all sides ; encompassing • circumambiently… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • circumambient — 1. adjective a) ascribing to all aspects of; encompassing b) surrounding 2. adverb in a circumambient manner See Also: circumambience, circumambiency, circumambulate …   Wiktionary

  • circumambient — cir•cum•am•bi•ent [[t]ˌsɜr kəmˈæm bi ənt[/t]] adj. surrounding; encompassing • Etymology: 1625–35; < LL circumambient , s. of circumambiēns. See circum , ambient cir cum•am′bi•ence, cir cum•am′bi•en•cy, n …   From formal English to slang

  • circumambient — /sɜkəmˈæmbiənt/ (say serkuhm ambeeuhnt) adjective surrounding; encompassing: circumambient gloom. –circumambience, circumambiency, noun …  

  • circumambient — adj. surrounding, encompassing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • circumambient — [ˌsə:kəm ambɪənt] adjective literary or formal surrounding. Derivatives circumambience noun circumambiency noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • circumambient — a. Surrounding, encompassing, encircling, circling, circumjacent, ambient …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • circumambient — cir·cum·ambient …   English syllables

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