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Definition of "circumambient" [cir•cum•am•bi•ent]

  • Encompassing on all sides; surrounding. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "circumambient" in a sentence
  • "The point to this dissertation -- if point be allowed by courtesy -- is directed, in a measure, at a clergyman in this city, who told gleefully of the break of a church officer in a prayer meeting, and yet the same preacher on the following Sunday night, used, in a brief petition, the words "circumambient," "iridescent" and "corollary.""
  • "Philosophy, on the contrary, tends to think of the transfer from circumambient cultural context to cultural artifact as a big mystery."
  • "We are now beginning to understand the consequences of this new circumambient digital “reality.”"