American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or adapted for walking.
- adj. Capable of walking; not bedridden: an ambulatory patient.
- adj. Designed for or available to patients who are not bedridden: ambulatory care; ambulatory pediatrics.
- adj. Moving about; itinerant.
- adj. Law That can be changed or revoked, as a will during the life of the testator.
- n. A covered place for walking, as in a cloister.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the power or faculty of walking; formed or adapted for walking: as, an ambulatory animal. Specifically
- Pertaining to a walk; happening or obtained during a walk.
- Accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary: as, an ambulatory court.
- 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.
- In medicine:
- Shifting; ambulant: applied to certain morbid affections when they skip or shift from one place to another.
- Permitting the patient to be about: applied to typhoid fever when it does not compel the patient to take to his bed.
- n. 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.
- adj. Of, relating to, or adapted to walking
- adj. comparable, medicine Able to walk about and not bedridden.
- adj. medicine Performed on or involving an ambulatory patient or an outpatient.
- n. The round walkway encircling the altar in many cathedrals.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to walking; having the faculty of walking; formed or fitted for walking.
- adj. Accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary; movable.
- adj. rare Pertaining to a walk.
- adj. (Law) Not yet fixed legally, or settled past alteration; alterable.
- n. (Arch.) A place to walk in, whether in the open air, as the gallery of a cloister, or within a building.
- adj. relating to or adapted for walking
- adj. able to walk about
- n. a covered walkway (as in a cloister)
- ambulate + -ory (Wiktionary)
“At the apex of the ambulatory is the splendid late Gothic (15th c.) tabernacle (such larger medieval tabernacles, seperate from an altar, are called in German Sakramentshaus, "Sacrament House"):”
“Today, Children's Hospital also has five family resource centers in ambulatory care locations throughout our network.”
“The entrance to the ambulatory from the Northern aisle:”
“The inspection sweep of the nine clinics didn't include other centers that perform more services than first-trimester abortions and are classified as ambulatory surgery centers.”
“IMEC recently showed off its prototype cardiac monitoring system that is shaped after an ECG necklace, targeting use as a device that offers long term ambulatory readings in order to obtain a clearer and more accurate picture of a patient's cardiac electrophysiological health.”
“Just like a portable Holter monitor, this new ECG necklace is meant to provide long term ambulatory readings to get a full picture of a patient's cardiac electrophysiological health, all while running on a set of batteries for up to seven days.”
“Lower extremity neuromotor function and short-term ambulatory potential following in utero myelomeningocele surgery.”
“If your doctor thinks this might be happening, he or she can ask you to monitor your blood pressure at home, or by using a machine called an ambulatory blood pressure monitor, which can take sample readings over a one-day period.”
“Wills are ambulatory, that is, they can be revoked or replaced by the testator up to the moment of death.”
“These things called ambulatory care settings started to crop up, sort of these outpatient settings.”
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