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 As platforms emerge, physical displays improve, and the types of audiovisual collaboration become more extreme, the market is sure to continue to grow at a breakneck pace. Forbes, "The Creator Economy: What’s Real, What’s Fake, And What’s Next," 6 May 2021 As with all these symphony presentations, program works are preceded by light and educational audiovisual backstories. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Arts & Culture Newsletter: Sutton Foster shines in ‘Light’," 6 May 2021 According to a statement, UCT’s Special Collections also include a range of print and audiovisual artifacts related to African studies. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why the Cape Town Fire Is a Devastating Loss for South African Cultural Heritage," 21 Apr. 2021 In addition to operating an actual video and sound recordings business, Mr. Ariosa conducted a technical school to teach audiovisual arts. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "John J. Ariosa Jr., founder of Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts and collector of vintage audio equipment, dies," 21 Apr. 2021 The collection consisted of around 65,000 volumes, 26,000 pamphlets, 3,000 African films, and 20,000 further items in the audiovisual archive. Aarian Marshall, Quartz, "Africa has lost a part of its history in the Cape Town fires," 20 Apr. 2021 At a July 2016 meeting, the School Board approved a $24 million contract of 322 audiovisual items. Scott Travis,, "Ten years later, have Broward schools fixed the problems a grand jury found?," 17 Apr. 2021 The first was a special album package, while the second offering included live show perks, and the third contained exclusive audiovisual art. Vicente Marti, Rolling Stone, "Vicente Marti: Could NFTs Be a Potential Game-Changer for the Live Events Industry?," 16 Apr. 2021 In the latter case, with the purchase of the band's NFT, owners can access special perks like tickets to future concerts, exclusive audiovisual art, and more. Lydia Wang,, "What Are NFTs, & Why Are They Suddenly Everywhere?," 23 Mar. 2021

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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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13 May 2021

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“Audiovisual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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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