Definition of Audition

1. Noun. The ability to hear; the auditory faculty. "His hearing was impaired"

Exact synonyms: Auditory Modality, Auditory Sense, Hearing, Sense Of Hearing
Examples of category: Auditory System
Generic synonyms: Modality, Sense Modality, Sensory System, Exteroception
Specialized synonyms: Ear, Absolute Pitch, Perfect Pitch
Derivative terms: Hear

2. Verb. Perform in order to get a role. "She auditioned for a role on Broadway"
Exact synonyms: Try Out
Category relationships: Performing Arts
Generic synonyms: Perform
Specialized synonyms: Read
Derivative terms: Tryout

3. Noun. A test of the suitability of a performer.
Exact synonyms: Tryout
Generic synonyms: Run, Test, Trial
Specialized synonyms: Screen Test
Derivative terms: Try Out

Definition of Audition

1. n. The act of hearing or listening; hearing.

Definition of Audition

1. Noun. A performance, by an aspiring performer, to demonstrate suitability or talent ¹

2. Noun. The sense of hearing ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To evaluate one or more performers in through an audition ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To take part in such a performance ¹

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Definition of Audition

1. to give a trial performance [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Audition

1. Synonym: hearing. Origin: L. Auditio, a hearing, fr. Audeo, to hear (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Audition

audit program
audit programme
audit trail
audit trails
audita querela
audita querelas
audited account
audition (current term)

Literary usage of Audition

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of human physiology: Designed for the Use of Practitioners and by Austin Flint (1881)
"audition. Physiological anatomy of the auditory nerves—General properties of the auditory nerves—Topographical anatomy of the parts essential to the ..."

2. Scientific Papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh (1903)
"THE LIMITS OF audition. [Royal Institution Proceedings, xv. pp. 417—418, 1897.] IN order to be audible, sounds must be restricted to a certain range of ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1895)
"Therefore colour audition is not the mere association of the idea of colour ... Many persons possess colour audition; but as I know of no musician who has ..."

4. A Text-book of Physics: Including a Collection of Examples and Questions by William Watson (1920)
"audition.—In considering the subject of the effects of sounds on the ear, we shall deal exclusively with the physical side of the subject, referring the ..."

5. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"audition and Auditory Sensation : see ... audition Colorée [Fr.] : Ger. farbiges If oren ; Fr. as in topic ..."

6. A History of Psychology by Otto Klemm (1914)
"Theories of audition In no other department of psychology has the work of a ... The older attempts at a theory of audition are nothing more or less than a ..."

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