Definitions for audienceˈɔ di əns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

au•di•ence*ˈɔ di əns(n.)

  1. the group of spectators at a public event; listeners or viewers collectively, as in attendance at a play or concert.

  2. the persons reached by a book, radio or television broadcast, etc.; public.

  3. a regular public that manifests interest, support, enthusiasm, or the like; following.

  4. opportunity to be heard; chance to speak; a hearing.

  5. a formal interview with a sovereign or other high-ranking person:

    an audience with the pope.

  6. the act of hearing, or attending to, words or sounds.

* Usage: See collective noun.

Origin of audience:

1325–75; ME < MF < L audientia act of listening, group of listeners = audient-, s. of audiēns, prp. of audīre to hear + -ia -ia

Princeton's WordNet

  1. audience(noun)

    a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance

    "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"

  2. audience(noun)

    the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment

    "every artist needs an audience"; "the broadcast reached an audience of millions"

  3. hearing, audience(noun)

    an opportunity to state your case and be heard

    "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience"

  4. consultation, audience, interview(noun)

    a conference (usually with someone important)

    "he had a consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience with the king"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. audience(noun)ˈɔ di əns

    spectators of a concert, television show, etc.

    The audience roared with laughter.; plays for young audiences

  2. audienceˈɔ di əns

    a formal meeting

    an audience with the Pope

Wiktionary

  1. audience(Noun)

    Hearing; the condition or state of hearing or listening.

  2. audience(Noun)

    A group of people within hearing; specifically a group of people listening to a performance, speech etc.; the crowd seeing a stage performance.

    We joined the audience just as the lights went down.

  3. audience(Noun)

    A formal meeting with a state or religious dignitary.

    She managed to get an audience with the Pope.

  4. audience(Noun)

    The readership of a book or other written publication.

    "Private Eye" has a small but faithful audience.

  5. audience(Noun)

    A following.

    The opera singer expanded his audience by singing songs from the shows.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Audience(adj)

    the act of hearing; attention to sounds

  2. Audience(adj)

    admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business

  3. Audience(adj)

    an auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers

Freebase

  1. Audience

    An audience is a group of people who participate in a show or encounter a work of art, literature, theatre, music, video games, or academics in any medium. Audience members participate in different ways in different kinds of art; some events invite overt audience participation and others allowing only modest clapping and criticism and reception. Media audience studies have become a recognized part of the curriculum. Audience theory offers scholarly insight into audiences in general. These insights shape our knowledge of just how audiences affect and are affected by different forms of art. The biggest art form is the mass media. Films, video games, radio shows, software and other formats are affected by the audience and its reviews and recommendations. In the age of easy Internet participation and citizen journalism, professional creators share space, and sometimes attention, with the public. American journalist Jeff Jarvis has said, "Give the people control of media, they will use it. The corollary: Don't give the people control of media, and you will lose. Whenever citizens can exercise control, they will." Tom Curley, President of the Associated Press, similarly said, "The users are deciding what the point of their engagement will be — what application, what device, what time, what place."

CrunchBase

  1. Audience

    Audience provides audio software and semiconductor systems. It offers sound processing systems for voice and telecommunications. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'audience' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1891

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'audience' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2492

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'audience' in Nouns Frequency: #725


Translations for audience

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

audience(noun)

a group of people watching or listening to a performance etc

The audience at the concert; a television audience.

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