auding

noun
aud·​ing | \ ˈȯ-diŋ How to pronounce auding (audio) \

Definition of auding

: the process of hearing, recognizing, and interpreting spoken language

First Known Use of auding

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for auding

aud- (in auditory entry 2) + -ing entry 1

Note: Term introduced by the California educator Don Brown; its first use by Brown in a publication was perhaps in "Teaching Aural English," English Journal, vol. 43 (September, 1950), pp. 128-36, though it was reported earlier from an unpublished manuscript (see H.A. Anderson, "Educational News and Editorial Comment," The School Review, vol 57, no. 2 [February, 1949], p. 66). Brown's intention was apparently to have a word that bore the same relation to hearing and listening as reading does to seeing and looking.

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