Definition of Ambulatory

1. Noun. A covered walkway (as in a cloister). "It has an ambulatory and seven chapels"

Generic synonyms: Paseo, Walk, Walkway

2. Adjective. Relating to or adapted for walking. "An ambulatory corridor"
Partainyms: Ambulation
Derivative terms: Ambulation

3. Adjective. Able to walk about. "The patient is ambulatory"
Exact synonyms: Ambulant
Similar to: Mobile
Derivative terms: Ambulate, Ambulate

Definition of Ambulatory

1. a. Of or pertaining to walking; having the faculty of walking; formed or fitted for walking; as, an ambulatory animal.

2. n. A place to walk in, whether in the open air, as the gallery of a cloister, or within a building.

Definition of Ambulatory

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, or adapted to walking ¹

2. Adjective. (comparable medicine) Able to walk about and not bedridden. ¹

3. Adjective. (medicine) Performed on or involving an ambulatory patient or an outpatient. ¹

4. Noun. The round walkway encircling the altar in many cathedrals. ¹

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Definition of Ambulatory

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Medical Definition of Ambulatory

1. An organism which is able to move from place to place, and is not stationary. most often the term is used to describe organisms which can walk. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ambulatory

ambulant erysipelas
ambulant oedema
ambulatory (current term)
ambulatory anaesthesia
ambulatory automatism
ambulatory care
ambulatory care facilities
ambulatory care information systems
ambulatory electrocardiography
ambulatory plague
ambulatory schizophrenia
ambulatory surgery
ambulatory typhoid

Literary usage of Ambulatory

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1. Mediaeval Church Vaulting by Clarence Ward (1915)
"CHAPTER IV ambulatory VAULTS . EARLY AMBULATORIES It is not the province of this essay to enter into a discussion of the origin of the ambulatory and its ..."

2. Digestive Diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1995)
"MEDICAL CARE Medical care data include statistics on ambulatory care, non-Federal and Federal hospitalizations, and medication usage. ..."

3. Health United States 1995: The Annual National Report on Health by Kate Prager, Diane M. Makuc, Jacob J. Feldman (1998)
"National ambulatory Medical Care Survey The National ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) is a continuing national probability sample of ambulatory ..."

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