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ambi-

(word root) both
Examples of words with the root ambi-: ambidextrous, ambivalence
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ambi-

pref.
Both: ambiversion.

[Latin, around; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.]
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ambi-

combining form
indicating both: ambidextrous; ambivalence; ambiversion.
[from Latin: round, on both sides, both, from ambo both; compare amphi-]
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ambi-

a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, meaning “both” (ambiguous; ambivalence) and “around” (ambient).
[< Latin, akin to Greek amphí, Old High German umbi, Old English ymb(e)-, Skt abhítas around]
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He found that it curtained a sort of steep natural stairway which was enclosed between narrow walls, and at once the ambi- tion to be a discoverer seized him.
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Eighteen months ago this fight would have marked a significant step up for the Olympic gold medal list with genuine world title ambi- ti ons but the differing directions the careers of both men have taken see Harrison start as the overwhelming favourite.