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au•di•ence(ˈɔ di əns)
Audiencea group or assembly of listeners, viewers, or spectators; a formal interview with a person of importance, hence, those present at such an interview.
You refer to all the people who are watching or listening to a play, concert, film, or television play as the audience. You can use either a singular or plural form of a verb with audience.
You can also use audience to refer to the people who read a particular writer's books or hear about someone's ideas.
|Noun||1.||audience - a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"|
gallery - spectators at a golf or tennis match
grandstand - the audience at a stadium or racetrack
house - the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema; "the house applauded"; "he counted the house"
|2.||audience - the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment; "every artist needs an audience"; "the broadcast reached an audience of millions"|
populace, public, world - people in general considered as a whole; "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"
hoi polloi, masses, the great unwashed, multitude, people, mass - the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"
readership - the audience reached by written communications (books or magazines or newspapers etc.)
|3.||audience - an opportunity to state your case and be heard; "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience"|
|4.||audience - a conference (usually with someone important); "he had a consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience with the king"|
there was a big audience → asistió un gran público
those in the audience → los que formaban/forman parte del público or de la audiencia
TV audiences → telespectadores mpl
The entire audience broke into loud applause → L'ensemble du public se mit à applaudir à tout rompre.
a worldwide television audience of six million → six millions de téléspectateurs dans le monde entier