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am·bi·ancealso am·bi·ence (ăm′bē-əns, äN-byäNs′)
The special atmosphere or mood created by a particular environment: a restaurant known for its romantic ambiance.
[French, from ambiant, surrounding, from Latin ambiēns, ambient-; see ambient.]
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or am•bi•ence(ˈæm bi əns; Fr. ɑ̃ˈbyɑ̃s)
n., pl. -bi•anc•es or -bi•enc•es (-bi ən sɪz; Fr. -ˈbyɑ̃s)
the mood, special quality, or atmosphere of a place, situation, etc.; environment; milieu: The restaurant had a delightful ambiance.
[1885–90; < French, =ambi(ant) surrounding (Middle French, also ambient < Latin; see ambient) + -ance -ance]
syn: See environment.
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|Noun||1.||ambiance - a particular environment or surrounding influence; "there was an atmosphere of excitement"|
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
genius loci - the special atmosphere of a place
gloominess, glumness, gloom - an atmosphere of depression and melancholy; "gloom pervaded the office"
|2.||ambiance - the atmosphere of an environment|
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1. A general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic:
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