any simple wireless object that unobtrusively presents information
A digital picture frame is an ambient device.
- Ambient food
noun food that can be stored at room temperature Examples Ambient food include thermostabilized, aseptic-fill, shelf-stable natural form foods, and rehydratable beverages. — NASA
- Ambient music
Also called ambient. a genre of instrumental music that focuses on sound patterns more than melodic form and is used to create a certain atmosphere or state of mind. . noun a music genre that is mainly instrumental, featuring electronics and inconsistent beat and intended create a relaxing or peaceful atmosphere or mood Examples Ambient […]
- Ambient light
noun the light surrounding an environment or subject, esp. in regard to photography and other art work; also called available light , existing light Examples Ambient light is not that caused by illumination supplied by the photographer.
- Ambient temperature
noun the temperature of the surrounding environment; technically, the temperature of the air surrounding a power supply or cooling medium; abbreviated ABM Examples Ambient room temperature ranges from 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Word Origin based on ambient meaning ‘surrounding’ Historical Examples Thus it probably was at the ambient temperature of the launch site. Pushbutton […]