au·​dio·​vi·​su·​al | \ ˌȯ-dē-(ˌ)ō-ˈvi-zhə-wəl How to pronounce audiovisual (audio) , -zhəl, -zhü(-ə)l\

Definition of audiovisual

1 : designed to aid in learning or teaching by making use of both hearing and sight
2 : of or relating to both hearing and sight

Examples of audiovisual in a Sentence

The school will buy new audiovisual equipment.
Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes, women pray in a separate room with an audiovisual setup. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: A rare look at Chicago’s entrenched gun culture, post-Lollapalooza depression and other things to know to start your day," 6 Aug. 2019 At Friday’s court appearance, Mr. Tarrant appeared via an audiovisual link from New Zealand’s only maximum security prison in Auckland. New York Times, "New Zealand Mosque Killing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty," 13 June 2019 In July, as the first wave of lampposts were installed around the region, federal officials promised to disable some surveillance features, including license-plate recognition and continuous audiovisual surveillance. Sidney Fussell, The Atlantic, "Why Hong Kongers Are Toppling Lampposts," 30 Aug. 2019 Ambient Church with Steve Roach Ambient music artist Steve Roach reflects on his influential 40-year career with a transcendent one-off audiovisual performance at Pasadena’s First United Methodist Church. Andrea Domanick, Los Angeles Times, "Best concerts in the L.A. area: Bryan Ferry, Burna Boy, Massive Attack and more," 28 Aug. 2019 Not your typical conspiracy Operation Avalanche opens in the late 1960s and follows BFFs Matt Johnson and Owen Williams (played by director/cowriter Matt Johnson and Owen Williams, natch) who are lackeys in the CIA's audiovisual department. Peter Opaskar, Ars Technica, "Operation Avalanche, the only good conspiracy—fake the Moon landing, get promoted," 20 July 2019 The agency oversees regulation and financing for Brazil’s film and audiovisual industry. Washington Post, "Brazil leader seeks greater control over cinema industry," 19 July 2019 Audio Video Excellence provided audiovisual equipment. William Thornton |,, "JH Berry opens new Homewood headquarters," 16 July 2019 An audiovisual show influences the experiences of diners eating jellyfish. David Adam, Smithsonian, "To Make Jellyfish More Appetizing, Add Light and Sound Effects to the Dining Experience," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of audiovisual

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for audiovisual

audio- + visual entry 1

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The first known use of audiovisual was in 1902

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au·​dio·​vi·​su·​al | \ ˌȯ-dē-ō-ˈvi-zhə-wəl How to pronounce audiovisual (audio) \

Kids Definition of audiovisual

: of, relating to, or using both sound and sight audiovisual teaching aids


au·​dio·​vi·​su·​al | \ ˌȯd-ē-(ˌ)ō-ˈvizh(-ə)-wəl, -ˈvizh-əl How to pronounce audiovisual (audio) \

Medical Definition of audiovisual

: of, relating to, or involving both hearing and sight

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