subaudition


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sub·au·di·tion

 (sŭb′ô-dĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of understanding and mentally supplying a word or thought that has been implied but not expressed.
2. A word or thought supplied by subaudition.

[Late Latin subaudītiō, subaudītiōn-, from subaudītus, past participle of subaudīre, to supply an omitted word : Latin sub-, sub- + Latin audīre, to hear; see au- in Indo-European roots.]

subaudition

(ˌsʌbɔːˈdɪʃən)
n
1. (Psychology) something that is not directly stated but implied
2. (Psychology) the ability or act of understanding that which is only implied
[C18: from Late Latin subaudīre, from sub- + Latin audīre to hear]

sub•au•di•tion

(ˌsʌb ɔˈdɪʃ ən)

n.
1. an act or instance of understanding or mentally supplying something not expressed.
2. something mentally supplied; understood or implied meaning.
[1650–60; < Late Latin subauditiō understanding. See sub-, audition]

subaudition

- The act of understanding something that is implied but not overtly expressed; the act of reading between the lines or otherwise understanding a message that is implicit.
See also related terms for implied.