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Surrounding vs. Ambient — What's the Difference?

Surrounding vs. Ambient — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Surrounding and Ambient

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Surrounding

To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
The magnetic field that surrounds the earth.

Ambient

Surrounding; encircling
Ambient sound.
Ambient air.

Surrounding

To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication
The police surrounded the house.

Ambient

Relating to or being instrumental or electronic music that has melody, gentle rhythm, and limited harmonic development and is intended to induce a relaxed mood.

Surrounding

Something, such as fencing or a border, that surrounds
A fireplace surround.
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Ambient

Encompassing on all sides; surrounding; encircling; enveloping.
A cup of warm tea eventually cools to the ambient temperature.

Surrounding

The area around a thing or place
Inflammation extending to the surround of the eye.

Ambient

(music) Evoking or creating an atmosphere: atmospheric.

Surrounding

Often surrounds Surroundings; environment
"It was the country, the flat agricultural surround, that so ravished me" (Listener).

Ambient

Relating to, or suitable for, storage at room temperature.
Ambient food
Ambient warehousing

Surrounding

A method of hunting wild animals by surrounding them and driving them to a place from which they cannot escape.

Ambient

(mathematics) Containing objects or describing a setting that one is interested in.

Surrounding

Present participle of surround

Ambient

Something that surrounds; encompassing material, substance or shape.

Surrounding

An outlying area; area in proximity to something

Ambient

(astrology) The atmosphere; the surrounding air or sky; atmospheric components collectively such as air, clouds, water vapour, hail, etc.

Surrounding

An environment

Ambient

A type of modern music that creates a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.

Surrounding

Which surrounds something

Ambient

Encompassing on all sides; circumfused; investing.

Surrounding

Inclosing; encircling.

Ambient

Something that surrounds or invests; as, air . . . being a perpetual ambient.

Surrounding

An encompassing.

Ambient

Completely enveloping;
The ambient air
Ambient sound
The ambient temperature

Surrounding

The things which surround or environ; external or attending circumstances or conditions.

Surrounding

Closely encircling;
Encompassing mountain ranges
The surrounding countryside

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