Auditory



Anatomy, Physiology. pertaining to hearing, to the sense of hearing, or to the organs of hearing.
perceived through or resulting from the sense of hearing:
auditory hallucinations.
an assembly of hearers; audience.
an auditorium, especially the nave of a church.
Contemporary Examples

The lawyer claims that Hernandez has suffered from visual as well as auditory hallucinations.
Etan Patz: Painfully Obvious Evidence Michael Daly May 25, 2012

Historical Examples

The auditory regions of the epidermis are usually shut off from the surface in special sacks.
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour

Of that I am as certain as one can be of an auditory impression.
The Shadow World Hamlin Garland

auditory sensations are of two kinds—noises and musical sounds.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2 Various

Of these the “visual” and the “auditory” are most important.
The Story of the Mind James Mark Baldwin

Occasionally there is a curious variant, when the phantasm is auditory and not visible.
Occultism and Common-Sense Beckles Willson

We wish to extend our enquiries from the auditory to the optic nerve.
Fragments of science, V. 1-2 John Tyndall

The quickness of auditory response may be determined either by speech tests or by instrumental tests.
Applied Psychology: Driving Power of Thought Warren Hilton

Mr. Cooper said he could not control the feelings of the auditory.
A Sketch of the Life of the late Henry Cooper William Cooper

Her first cries were drowned in the passionate strains of the violin of Paganini, and the bursts of admiration from his auditory.
The Catholic World, Vol. X, October 1869 Various

adjective
of or relating to hearing, the sense of hearing, or the organs of hearing
noun
an archaic word for audience, auditorium
adj.

1570s, from Latin auditorius “pertaining to hearing,” from auditor “hearer” (see auditor).

auditory au·di·to·ry (ô’dĭ-tôr’ē)
adj.
Of or relating to hearing, the organs of hearing, or the sense of hearing.
auditory
(ô’dĭ-tôr’ē)
Relating to or involving the organs or sense of hearing.

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