The word Ambulatory has varying definitions depending on the context it is used. It means:
- Capable of walking or not bedridden. For example, A is ambulatory even after the serious accident. It can be something that is designed for or available to patients who are not bedridden. For example, ambulatory care; ambulatory pediatrics.
- It also means movable; revocable; subject to change or capable of alteration. For example, a will is considered ambulatory because as long as the person who made it lives, it can always be changed or revoked.