Meaning of ambient lighting in English:

ambient lighting

Pronunciation /ˌambɪənt ˈlʌɪtɪŋ/


  • 1The light present in an environment, emanating from natural or artificial sources. Also: artificial lighting designed to provide general illumination, especially with a soft, low-key light intended to create a relaxed atmosphere.

  • 2Computing
    In computer graphics: a method of illumination in which all objects are illuminated equally by a single light source of fixed intensity and colour.


1940s. From ambient + lighting.