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Autor:  pat
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Data:  30/OUT/2005 9:49 AM
Assunto:  Environment / Ambient
 
Mensagem:  No.

'Environment' is a very broad term, and more permanent in time, meaning all of the physical surroundings - especially the earth, plants and animals; terra, flora, fauna.

'Ambient' is much more specific and short-term: it is frequently used for the temperature of air, for instance. Ambient air-temperature means that of the air surounding one at a particular time - in a room, for example. It is also used figuratively as in 'ambiance', the feeling or appearance of one's immediate surroundings in a place.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Environment / Ambient  –  J. Santana  30/OUT/2005, 9:18 AM
 Environment / Ambient  –  pat  30/OUT/2005, 9:49 AM
Environment / Ambient  –  orlando  30/OUT/2005, 10:01 AM
Environment / Ambient  –  pat  30/OUT/2005, 10:08 AM
Environment / Ambient  –  J. Santana  30/OUT/2005, 12:03 PM
Environment / Ambient  –  Johannes  30/OUT/2005, 2:31 PM
Environment / Ambient  –  paddy  30/OUT/2005, 2:52 PM

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