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au·di·to·ry

 (ô′dĭ-tôr′ē)
adj.
Of or relating to hearing, the organs of hearing, or the sense of hearing.

[Late Latin audītōrius, from Latin audīre, to hear; see au- in Indo-European roots.]

auditory

(ˈɔːdɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
(Physiology) of or relating to hearing, the sense of hearing, or the organs of hearing
n
an archaic word for audience, auditorium
[C14: from Latin audītōrius relating to hearing, from audīre to hear]

au•di•to•ry

(ˈɔ dɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i-)

adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. pertaining to hearing, to the sense of hearing, or to the organs of hearing.
2. perceived through or resulting from the sense of hearing: auditory hallucinations.
n. Archaic.
3. an audience.
4. an auditorium, esp. the nave of a church.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin audītōrius relating to hearing. See auditor, -tory1]
au`di•to′ri•ly, au`di•to′ri•al•ly, adv.

au·di·to·ry

(ô′dĭ-tôr′ē)
Relating to hearing or the organs of hearing: the auditory canal of the ear.

Auditory

 an assemblage of listeners and spectators. See also audience.
Examples: he chose to speak to small auditories, 1715; here is a learned auditory, 1548.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.auditory - of or relating to the process of hearingauditory - of or relating to the process of hearing; "auditory processing"; "an audile person"
Translations

auditory

[ˈɔːdɪtərɪ] ADJauditivo

auditory

[ˈɔːdɪtəri] adjauditif/ive
the limits of the human auditory range → les limites de l'acuité auditive humaineau fait [əʊˈfeɪ] adj
au fait with sth → au fait de qch
children who are so much more au fait with today's technology → les enfants qui sont tellement plus au fait des nouvelles technologies

auditory

adjHör-; auditory abilityHörfähigkeit f; auditory nerveGehörnerv m

auditory

[ˈɔːdɪtərɪ] adjuditivo/a
auditory canal → condotto uditivo

au·di·to·ry

a. auditivo-a, rel. a la audición;
___ canalconducto ___;
___ nervenervio ___.

auditory

adj auditivo
References in classic literature ?
But visual and auditory images are much more difficult to deal with in this way, because they lack the connection with physical events in the outer world which belongs to visual and auditory sensations.
The attention of his auditory was now directed to the doctor in the utmost degree as he quietly proceeded with his explanation.
The swimbladder has, also, been worked in as an accessory to the auditory organs of certain fish, or, for I do not know which view is now generally held, a part of the auditory apparatus has been worked in as a complement to the swimbladder.
As the little old man concluded, he looked round on the attentive faces of his wondering auditory with a smile of grim delight.
But that only made his little final auditory more compact and select, kept it, round the hearth, subject to a common thrill.
I shall never forget his first speech at the conven- tion--the extraordinary emotion it excited in my own mind--the powerful impression it created upon a crowded auditory, completely taken by surprise--the applause which followed from the beginning to the end of his felicitous remarks.
Suffice it to observe, that it was a masterpiece of eloquence; and that those passages in which he more particularly traced his own successful career to its source, and warned the younger portion of his auditory from the shoals of ever incurring pecuniary liabilities which they were unable to liquidate, brought a tear into the manliest eye present.
The Martians had what appears to have been an auditory organ, a single round drum at the back of the head-body, and eyes with a visual range not very different from ours except that, according to Philips, blue and violet were as black to them.
They know that the Sagoths have a spoken language, but they cannot comprehend it, or how it manifests itself, since they have no auditory apparatus.
It had been, of course, impossible for me to communicate with her since she had no auditory organs and I no knowledge of her fourth-dimension, sixth-sense method of communication.
The auditory were divided on this point; its more uncompromising members crying, 'No, you are not,' and its politer materials, 'Yes, you are.
Striking most disagreeably on Clifford's auditory organs and the characteristic sensibility of his nerves, it caused him to start upright out of his chair.