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Encompassing on all sides; surrounding.

cir′cum·am′bi·ence, cir′cum·am′bi·en·cy n.
cir′cum·am′bi·ent·ly adv.
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[C17: from Late Latin circumambīre, from circum- + ambīre to go round]
ˌcircumˈambience, ˌcircumˈambiency n
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(ˌsɜr kəmˈæm bi ənt)

surrounding; encompassing.
[1625–35; < Late Latin circumambient-, s. of circumambiēns. See circum-, ambient]
cir`cum•am′bi•ence, cir`cum•am′bi•en•cy, n.
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