audio-

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audio-

(word root) hearing
Examples of words with the root audio-: audiotape
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audio-

pref.
1. Hearing: audio-lingual.
2. Sound: audiophile.

[From Latin audīre, to hear; see au- in Indo-European roots.]
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audio-

combining form
indicating hearing or sound: audiometer; audiovisual.
[from Latin audīre to hear]
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au•di•o

(ˈɔ diˌoʊ)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or employed in the transmission, reception, or reproduction of sound.
2. of or pertaining to frequencies or signals in the audible range.
3. designating an electronic apparatus using audio frequencies: audio amplifier.
n.
4.
a. the audio elements of television (disting. from video).
b. the circuits in a receiver for reproducing sound.
5. the field of sound recording, transmission, reception, and reproduction.
[1920–25; audio-]

audio-

a combining form with the meanings “sound within the range of human hearing” (audiometer), “hearing” (audiology), “sound reproduction” (audiophile).
[< Latin audī- (s. of audīre to hear) + -o-]
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Translations

audio-

(oːdiəu) prefix
of sound or hearing.
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References in classic literature ?
Tom lay upon a sofa with an eager audi- tory about him and told the history of the wonderful adventure, putting in many striking additions to adorn it withal; and closed with a description of how he left Becky and went on an exploring expedition; how he followed two avenues as far as his kite-line would reach; how he followed a third to the fullest stretch of the kite-line, and was about to turn back when he glimpsed a far-off speck that looked like daylight; dropped the line and groped toward it, pushed his head and shoulders through a small hole, and saw the broad Mississippi rolling by!