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auditory

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noun au·di·to·ry \ˈȯ-də-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of auditory

  1. 1 archaic :  audience

  2. 2 archaic :  auditorium




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auditory

adjective au·di·to·ry

Simple Definition of auditory

  • : relating to hearing or the ears

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of auditory

  1. :  of, relating to, or experienced through hearing <auditory stimuli>

auditorily adverb

Examples of auditory in a sentence

  1. The patient has damage to the auditory nerve.

  2. <I have a bad auditory memory—unless I see a word in writing, and not just hear it, I forget it easily.>



Origin of auditory

Late Latin auditorius


First Known Use: 1578


AUDITORY Defined for Kids

auditory

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adjective au·di·to·ry \ˈȯ-də-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of auditory for Students

  1. :  of or relating to hearing <an auditory nerve>



Word Root of auditory

The Latin word audīre, meaning “to hear” or “to listen,” gives us the root aud. Words from the Latin audīre have to do with hearing. Anything audible is loud enough to be heard. An audience is a group of people who listen to or watch a performance. Anything auditory is related to the sense of hearing.



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