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1    of or relating to the immediate surroundings  
the ambient temperature was 15°C     
2    creating a relaxing atmosphere  
ambient music     
     (C16: from Latin ambiens going round, from ambire, from ambi- + ire to go)  

ambient noise  
      n   the level of the total noise in an area  
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