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ambiance is a synonym of environment

noun [ am-bee-uhns; French ahn-byahns ]

ambiance is another word for environment

✅  Environment is the best word to use to refer to physical surroundings or to refer metaphorically to background factors, especially social and cultural ones (a supportive environment).

✅  Ambiance is the best word to describe the atmosphere of the environment or surroundings, especially their mood or tone (a pleasant ambiance).

✅  Both words describe the setting or surroundings against which something happens, but environment is more literal, referring to concrete factors that can be physical, emotional or social (a frozen environment), whereas ambiance is less concrete and focuses on the mood or feeling a setting evokes (a laid-back ambiance).

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behind is a synonym of after

preposition [ bih-hahynd ]

behind is another word for after

✅  After is the best word to use when something happens later than a certain fixed point in time (After lunch we’ll go to the museum), but can also refer imprecisely to the position of something in space (Their house is after the intersection).

✅  Behind can also refer to your relationship to a fixed point of time, meaning that at that fixed point, you weren’t where you were supposed to be (I was running behind schedule), but this is a less frequent use. Behind more often refers to something that is physically at the rear of another person or thing (She was standing behind me).

✅  When referring to something following something else, behind is more precise than after, and after usually suggests that the people or things you’re referring to are in motion somehow (They went in one after the other; I hid behind the sofa).

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movement is a synonym of motion

noun [ moov-muhnt ]

movement is another word for motion

✅  Both motion and movement refer to the action or process of moving (swaying motion; a sudden movement).

✅  Movement is a little more general and is always connected with the person or thing that is moving (the movement of the planets).

✅  Motion denotes change of position, either apart from, or as a characteristic of, something that moves (He caught the ball in a fluid motion).

✅  Movement focuses on the fact that something is moving and is usually a definite or particular motion (the movement of the trees in the wind).

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