a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance
"the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
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"
an opportunity to state your case and be heard
"they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience"
consultation, audience, interview(noun)
a conference (usually with someone important)
"he had a consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience with the king"
Hearing; the condition or state of hearing or listening.
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.
A formal meeting with a state or religious dignitary.
She managed to get an audience with the Pope.
The readership of a book or other written publication.
"Private Eye" has a small but faithful audience.
The opera singer expanded his audience by singing songs from the shows.
the act of hearing; attention to sounds
admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business
an auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers
Origin: [F. audience, L. audientia, fr. audire to hear. See Audible, a.]
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."
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.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'audience' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1891
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'audience' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2492
Rank popularity for the word 'audience' in Nouns Frequency: #725
The numerical value of audience in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of audience in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
It was a way to get in front of the audience.
We want the audience to think for themselves.
I thought this was going to be a live audience.
Your audience change according to your performance!
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Translations for audience
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- جمهور, نظارةArabic
- читатели, аудито́рия, аудие́нция, пу́бликаBulgarian
- Publikum, Zuschauer, AudienzGerman
- κοινό, ακρόαση, ακροατήριοGreek
- público, audienciaSpanish
- yleisö, katsoja, audienssi, lukija, vastaanotto, lukijakuntaFinnish
- assistance, audience, auditoire, public, lectoratFrench
- èisteachdScottish Gaelic
- audiencia, kihallgatás, közönségHungarian
- pubblico, udienzaItalian
- 観客, 観衆, 聴衆Japanese
- onderhoud, publiek, audientie, gevolg, lezers, lezerspubliekDutch
- publikum, lesereNorwegian
- widownia, publika, audiencjaPolish
- público, audiênciaPortuguese
- зритель, читател, аудито́рия, аудие́нция, пу́бликаRussian
- avdienca, občinstvoSlovene
- అనుచరులు, ప్రేక్షకులుTelugu
- quý vị, khán giảVietnamese
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