noun au·di·to·ry \ˈ-də-ˌtr-ē\

Definition of AUDITORY

archaic :  audience
archaic :  auditorium

Origin of AUDITORY

Middle English auditorie, from Latin auditorium
First Known Use: 14th century



: relating to hearing or the ears

Full Definition of AUDITORY

:  of, relating to, or experienced through hearing <auditory stimuli>
au·di·to·ri·ly adverb

Examples of AUDITORY

  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


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