cir·​cum·​am·​bi·​ent ˌsər-kəm-ˈam-bē-ənt How to pronounce circumambient (audio)
: being on all sides : encompassing
circumambiently adverb

Word History


Late Latin circumambient-, circumambiens, present participle of circumambire to surround in a circle, from Latin circum- + ambire to go around — more at ambient

First Known Use

1633, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of circumambient was in 1633

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Cite this Entry

“Circumambient.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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