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audio

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adjective au·dio \ˈȯ-dē-ˌō\

Definition of audio

  1. 1 :  of or relating to acoustic, mechanical, or electrical frequencies corresponding to normally audible sound waves which are of frequencies approximately from 15 to 20,000 hertz

  2. 2 a :  of or relating to sound or its reproduction and especially high-fidelity reproduction b :  relating to or used in the transmission or reception of sound — compare video c :  of, relating to, or utilizing recorded sound

Examples of audio in a sentence

  1. The audio portion of the broadcast was fine but the picture was poor.

  2. They listened to an audio recording of the speech.

Origin and Etymology of audio

audio-


First Known Use: 1907

Other Audio Recording Terms


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audio

noun au·dio

Definition of audio

  1. 1 :  an audio signal; broadly :  sound

  2. 2 :  the section of television or motion-picture equipment that deals with sound

  3. 3 :  the transmission, reception, or reproduction of sound

Examples of audio in a sentence

  1. The picture was clear but the audio was very poor.

1934

First Known Use of audio

1934

Other Audio Recording Terms


audio-

combining form au·dio

Definition of audio-

  1. 1 :  hearing <audiometer>

  2. 2 :  sound <audiophile>

  3. 3 :  auditory and <audiovisual>

Origin and Etymology of audio-

Latin audire to hear — more at audible


AUDIO Defined for English Language Learners

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audio

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adjective au·dio \ˈȯ-dē-ˌō\

Definition of audio for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the sound that is heard on a recording or broadcast


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audio

noun au·dio

Definition of audio for English Language Learners

  • : the sound that is heard on a recording or broadcast


audio-

combining form au·dio

Definition of audio- for English Language Learners

  • : relating to hearing or sound


AUDIO Defined for Kids

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audio

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adjective au·dio \ˈȯ-dē-ˌō\

Definition of audio for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to sound or its reproduction

  2. 2 :  relating to or used in the transmitting or receiving of sound (as in radio or television)


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audio

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noun au·dio

Definition of audio for Students

  1. 1 :  the transmitting, receiving, or reproducing of sound

  2. 2 :  the section of television equipment that deals with sound


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