noun au·dio·con·fer·ence \¦ȯ-dē-(ˌ)ō-¦kän-f(ə-)rən(t)s +\

Definition of audioconference



  1. :  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


\¦ȯ-dē-(ˌ)ō-¦kän-f(ə-)rən(t)-siŋ +\ play 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

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Origin and Etymology of audioconference

audio- + conference

First Known Use: 1971

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a brief usually trivial fact

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