Etymology
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ambulatory (adj.)

1620s, "pertaining to walking;" also "movable; shifting, not permanent," from Latin ambulatorius "pertaining to a walker; movable," from ambulator, agent noun from past participle stem of ambulare "to walk, go about" (see amble (v.)). Middle English had ambulary "movable" (mid-15c.). Related: Ambulatorial.

ambulatory (n.)

"part of a building intended for walking," 1620s, from Medieval Latin ambulatorium, from Latin ambulatorius "movable, of or pertaining to a walker," from ambulare "to walk, go about" (see amble (v.)).

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Definitions of ambulatory
1
ambulatory (adj.)
relating to or adapted for walking;
an ambulatory corridor
ambulatory (adj.)
able to walk about;
the patient is ambulatory
Synonyms: ambulant
2
ambulatory (n.)
a covered walkway (as in a cloister);
it has an ambulatory and seven chapels
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