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Latin ambulatorius


  • IPA(key): /ˈam.bjə.ləˌtɔ.ɹi/
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  • Hyphenation: am‧bu‧la‧to‧ry


ambulatory (comparative more ambulatory, superlative most ambulatory)

  1. Of, relating to, or adapted to walking
    ambulatory exercise
    • Sir H. Wotton
      The princess of whom his majesty had an ambulatory view in his travels.
  2. (comparable, medicine) Able to walk about and not bedridden.
    an ambulatory patient
  3. (medicine) Performed on or involving an ambulatory patient or an outpatient.
    an ambulatory electrocardiogram
    ambulatory medical care
  4. Accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary; movable.
    an ambulatory court, which exercises its jurisdiction in different places
    • Jeremy Taylor
      The priesthood [] before was very ambulatory, and dispersed into all families.
  5. (law) Not yet legally fixed or settled; alterable.
    The dispositions of a will are ambulatory until the death of the testator.



ambulatory (plural ambulatories)

  1. The round walkway encircling the altar in many cathedrals.
  2. Any part of a building intended for walking in; a corridor.


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