au·​dio·​con·​fer·​ence ¦ȯ-dē-(ˌ)ō-¦kän-f(ə-)rən(t)s + How to pronounce audioconference (audio)
plural audioconferences
: a conference in which people at different locations speak to each other via telephone or Internet connections
If an audioconference is scheduled, handouts or other visual materials that might be of value during the presentation should be distributed to add to the audio.Ann E. Barron et al., Technologies for Education, 2002
audioconferencing noun
If those visual clues are not available (which is the case in audioconferencing), we have to rely solely on our voice to convey our meaning and messages to the other parties. Dorothy Leeds, Power Speak, 2003

Word History


audio- + conference

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of audioconference was in 1971

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“Audioconference.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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