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ambient

[′am·bē·ənt]
(engineering)
Surrounding; especially, of or pertaining to the environment about a flying aircraft or other body but undisturbed or unaffected by it, as in ambient air or ambient temperature.

ambient

Surrounding or pertaining to the immediate environment; for example, ambient temperature means prevailing temperature at that place.

ambient

Surrounding. For example, ambient temperature and humidity are atmospheric conditions that exist at the moment. See ambient lighting.
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Strengths of the Rochester PM center include an interdisciplinary approach in ambient characterization studies, epidemiological studies, clinical studies, animal studies, and in vitro mechanistic studies; a focus on the role of ultrafine partides compared with other particle-size fractions; and experience in performing studies using laboratory-generated surrogate particles as well as real-world particles.
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