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am·bu·la·to·ry

 (ăm′byə-lə-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or adapted for walking.
2.
a. Capable of walking; not bedridden: an ambulatory patient.
b. Designed for or available to patients who are not bedridden: ambulatory care; ambulatory pediatrics.
3. Moving about; itinerant.
4. Law Relating to that which can be changed or revoked, as a will during the life of the testator.
n. pl. am·bu·la·to·ries
1. An aisle around the back side of the chancel in a cathedral or other large church.
2. A covered place for walking, as in a cloister.

am′bu·la·to′ri·ly adv.

ambulatory

(ˈæmbjʊlətərɪ)
adj
1. of, relating to, or designed for walking
2. changing position; not fixed
3. (Medicine) Also: ambulant able to walk
4. (Law) law (esp of a will) capable of being altered or revoked
n, pl -ries
(Architecture) architect
a. an aisle running around the east end of a church, esp one that passes behind the sanctuary
b. a place for walking, such as an aisle or a cloister

am•bu•la•to•ry

(ˈæm byə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or capable of walking.
2. moving about or from place to place; not stationary.
3. Also, ambulant.
a. not confined to bed; able or strong enough to walk.
b. serving patients who are able to walk.
4. Law. not fixed; alterable or revocable: an ambulatory will.
n.
5. an aisle surrounding the end of the choir or chancel of a church.
6. the covered walk of a cloister.
[1615–25; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ambulatory - a covered walkway (as in a cloister); "it has an ambulatory and seven chapels"
paseo, walkway, walk - a path set aside for walking; "after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk"
Adj.1.ambulatory - relating to or adapted for walking; "an ambulatory corridor"
2.ambulatory - able to walk aboutambulatory - able to walk about; "the patient is ambulatory"
mobile - moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"
Translations
ambulantní

ambulatory

[ˌæmbjʊˈleɪtərɪ] ADJ (US) (Med) → no encamado

am·bu·la·to·ry

, ambulant
a. ambulatorio-a; ambulante.

ambulatory

adj ambulatorio
References in periodicals archive ?
The path to the open altar area, well below the floor levels of the side ambulatories, leads downward, so that pews around the altar are higher, subverting the convention of an elevated chancel segregated from the laity.