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1. Of, relating to, or adapted for walking.
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.
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
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]
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|Noun||1.||ambulatory - a covered walkway (as in a cloister); "it has an ambulatory and seven chapels"|
|Adj.||1.||ambulatory - relating to or adapted for walking; "an ambulatory corridor"|
|2.||ambulatory - 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"