Common Senses: Audire – 15 Words


a transmitted signal you can hear

When it comes to audio technology, we’ve come a long way from two tin cans and a piece of string.BBC (May 20, 2014)

the measurement of hearing

National Hearing Care runs the largest private audiology practice in Australia with 70 clinics.Reuters (Sep 28, 2010)

an instrument used to measure the sensitivity of hearing

Using portable audiometer equipment, she found a difference between the ability to hear before and after the prayers.BBC (Mar 10, 2014)

involving both hearing and seeing

The texts and calls and tweets and Facebook posts and cable news ticker feeds piled up from there, morphing into that familiar buzzing audiovisual din.Salon (May 2, 2011)

quality or fact or degree of being audible or perceptible by the ear

The constant audibility of life contrasts sharply with the silence of the afterlife.New York Times (Sep 20, 2011)

a football play changed orally at the line of scrimmage

On the game’s first play, Manning appeared to be calling an audible when the ball was snapped unexpectedly.New York Times (Feb 2, 2014)

impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear

The site converts normally inaudible bat calls into something humans can hear and provides information needed to help visitors identify species.BBC (Oct 3, 2012)

a gathering of spectators or listeners at a performance

“There’s an audience to whom they do say things,” he said, his voice quickening.New York Times (May 25, 2014)

of or relating to the process of hearing

Is appeal made to more than one sense, i.e., audile, visual, tactile, muscular?Davis, Calvin Olin

attend academic courses without getting credit

Residents can audit classes free, including courses on foods of the world, basic figure drawing and personal financial management.New York Times (Apr 4, 2014)

a qualified accountant who inspects accounting records

Auditors found problems in several areas, including the overpayments to employees.Washington Post (Feb 26, 2014)

of or relating to the process of hearing

Those kept in the dark could hear softer sounds and there were changes in the structure of the auditory cortex in the brain.BBC (Feb 6, 2014)

of or relating to the process of hearing

An audience which had come to applaud ballet was naturally disconcerted by such a contrast, and was unable to concentrate on something purely auditive.Stravinsky, Igor

a test of the suitability of a performer

Like “The Voice,” “Idol” thrives on the audition process and contestant backstories, so we expect that will be left intact.Forbes (May 22, 2014)

the area of a theater or hall where the audience sits

Fifty-two years later, the acoustically vibrant auditorium, with its 30-foot ceiling, is essentially unchanged from the day “Jazz Samba” was recorded.Washington Post

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