ambulatory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ambulatory able to walk about "the patient is ambulatory"
    • adj ambulatory relating to or adapted for walking "an ambulatory corridor"
    • n ambulatory a covered walkway (as in a cloister) "it has an ambulatory and seven chapels"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ambulatory (Arch) A place to walk in, whether in the open air, as the gallery of a cloister, or within a building.
    • Ambulatory Accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary; movable; as, an ambulatory court, which exercises its jurisdiction in different places. "The priesthood . . . before was very ambulatory , and dispersed into all families."
    • Ambulatory (Law) Not yet fixed legally, or settled past alteration; alterable; as, the dispositions of a will are ambulatory until the death of the testator.
    • Ambulatory Of or pertaining to walking; having the faculty of walking; formed or fitted for walking; as, an ambulatory animal.
    • Ambulatory Pertaining to a walk. "The princess of whom his majesty had an ambulatory view in his travels."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ambulatory Having the power or faculty of walking; formed or adapted for walking: as, an ambulatory animal. Specifically
    • ambulatory Pertaining to a walk; happening or obtained during a walk.
    • ambulatory Accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary: as, an ambulatory court.
    • ambulatory In law, not fixed; capable of being altered: as, a will is ambulatory until the death of the testator; the return of a sheriff is ambulatory until it is filed.
    • ambulatory In medicine:
    • ambulatory Shifting; ambulant: applied to certain morbid affections when they skip or shift from one place to another.
    • ambulatory Permitting the patient to be about: applied to typhoid fever when it does not compel the patient to take to his bed.
    • n ambulatory Any part of a building intended for walking, as the aisles of a church, particularly those surrounding the choir and apse, or the cloisters of a monastery; any portico or corridor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ambulatory having the power or faculty of walking: moving from place to place, not stationary: mutable
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Quotations

  • Alice Thompson
    Alice Thompson
    “Inter-railers are the ambulatory equivalent of Macdonald's, walking testimony to the erosion of French culture.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. LL. ambulatorium,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. ambulans, -antis, pr.p. of ambulāre, to walk about.

Usage

In literature:

Lady Helena, seconded by Miss Mary, did the honors of their ambulatory house with perfect grace.
"In Search of the Castaways" by Jules Verne
And, as I pass along the North Ambulatory, lo!
"Yet Again" by Max Beerbohm
Questions and answers in excited voices sounded from one side of the ambulatory to the other.
"Sir Nigel" by Arthur Conan Doyle
She performs her part in these delightful ambulatory excursions by the aid of a portable garden-chair.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 72, October, 1863" by Various
He disappeared into the ambulatory.
"The Ghost" by Arnold Bennett
Ingred followed the line of her friend's eye to a point above the pillars but below the Nuns' Ambulatory.
"A Popular Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
At the north end of the ambulatory is #Speke's Chantry#, also called St. George's Chapel.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Exeter" by Percy Addleshaw
At the end of the ambulatory we come to the belfry.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle" by C. King Eley
He had met her by chance in the ambulatory on her way from Brother Bonaday's rooms.
"Brother Copas" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
In the arch by its side there was another coffin of the same character, which has unfortunately been shifted to the north ambulatory.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield" by George Worley
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In news:

More than 300 vendors share ambulatory -care EHR market.
Officials with the Cheyenne VA Medical Center cut the ribbon on their new $6.6 million dollar ambulatory clinic.
The animal was a non-ambulatory beef cow on a farm in Alabama.
Signalife Launches Ambulatory Heart Monitor .
Signalife launched the sales of its new, FDA-approved, ambulatory 12-lead ECG cardiovascular monitor, the Fidelity 100.
Cardiology physician groups and institutions are increasingly being challenged to effectively manage their ambulatory electrocardiography (AECG) and cardiovascular implantable electronic device.
Experience in disease management, care management, care coordination in manages care, inpatient or ambulatory care, community health center settings needed.
While step counting will never be a magic fitness pill, experts say this most pedestrian of gadgets can put extra spring in an ambulatory routine.
AMA report stresses need for credible ambulatory patient safety research.
Since 2003, Texas has required women seeking abortions in their second trimester to go to ambulatory surgical centers, and none exist in the Valley.
The authors of a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association examined data from over 2,200 sore-throat patient visits in the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) from 1989 to 1999.
About a year ago, while climbing the crimson steps leading up to a fancy gala, I was confronted by a spectacle that is all too common in this ambulatory city: a young woman's ass.
That's why the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing, Pitman, N.J.
4180 AMBULATORY CARE NURSE II.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) July 6 issued calendar year 2013 proposed rules for the outpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and ambulatory surgical centers that would increase payments by 2.1.
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In science:

Rhythmic auditor y stimulation improves gait more than ndt/bobath training in near-ambulatory patients early poststroke: A single-blind, randomized trial.
Effect of rhythmic auditory cueing on gait stability during treadmill walking: an experimental study in healthy individuals
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