Definition of Auditory

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the process of hearing. "An audile person"

Exact synonyms: Audile, Auditive
Derivative terms: Audile
Partainyms: Hearing, Hearing, Hearing

Definition of Auditory

1. a. Of or pertaining to hearing, or to the sense or organs of hearing; as, the auditory nerve. See Ear.

2. n. An assembly of hearers; an audience.

Definition of Auditory

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to hearing, or to the sense or organs of hearing ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) An assembly of hearers; an audience. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) An auditorium. ¹

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Definition of Auditory

1. a group of listeners [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Auditory

1. Pertaining to the sense of hearing. Origin: L. Auditorius (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Auditory

auditory (current term)
auditory agnosia
auditory alternans
auditory aphasia
auditory apparatus
auditory area
auditory brainstem response audiometry
auditory canal
auditory capsule
auditory center
auditory communication
auditory cortex
auditory evoked potentials
auditory fatigue
auditory field

Literary usage of Auditory

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

1. Behavior: An Introduction to Comparative Psychology by John Broadus Watson (1914)
"auditory response in fishes.— Some investigators who report lack of auditory sensitivity in fishes.—Investigators reporting sensitivity to auditory stimuli. ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1900)
"In the ear we meet with a somewhat similar arrangement; we may recognize on the one hand a specially modified epithelium, which we may call the auditory ..."

3. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The nuclei of the auditory nerve are also prolonged upward into the pons. ... It is the united accessory auditory nucleus of the medulla and nucleus of the ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"Two peculiarly-shaped exostoses of the auditory canal near the mem- brana have been observed by HA ALDERTON (Annals of Otol., Rhin., and Laryn., February, ..."

5. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"(CFH) The auditory, or eighth, cranial nerve has two divisions corresponding roughly, though not exactly, to the different sensory functions served by the ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Certain conditions are necessary for excitation of the auditory nerve sufficient to produce a sensation. ..."

7. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(j) auditory Nerve (Acusticus*) Primary diseases of the auditory nerve are infrequent; rarely do we meet idiopathic neuritis of the nerve. Causes. ..."

8. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1906)
"Charcot held that the verbal memory depended upon visual, auditory, articulatory and graphic imaging of words; these types being used independently or in ..."

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