AskDefine | Define auditory

Dictionary Definition

auditory adj : of or relating to the process of hearing; "auditory processing"; "an audile person" [syn: audile, auditive]

User Contributed Dictionary


Etymology 1

From auditorius.


  1. of, or relating to hearing, or to the sense or organs of hearing
  • Arabic: سمعي

Etymology 2

From etyl la auditorium.


  1. An assembly of hearers; an audience.
    • 1661, Robert Boyle, The Sceptical Chymist, p. 7:
      ...and because though these learned Gentlemen (sayes he, turning to his two friends) need not fear to discourse before any Auditory...
  2. An auditorium.

Extensive Definition

Auditory means of or relating to the process of hearing:
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