auditory

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin audītōrius (pertaining to hearing).

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auditory (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to hearing, or to the sense or organs of hearing
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin audītōrium.

Noun[edit]

auditory (plural auditories)

  1. (archaic) An assembly of hearers; an audience.
    • 1661, Robert Boyle, The Sceptical Chymist, p. 7:
      ...and because though these learned Gentlemen (sayes he, turning to his two friends) need not fear to discourse before any Auditory...
  2. (archaic) An auditorium.
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