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4 entries found for audience.
au·di·ence ( P ) Pronunciation Key (?IMG ALT="" SRC="http://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/prime.gif" height="22" width="4" ALIGN="BOTTOM">d-ns)
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The spectators or listeners assembled at a performance, for example, or attracted by a radio or television program.
The readership for printed matter, as for a book.
A body of adherents; a following: The tenor expanded his audience by recording popular songs as well as opera.
A formal hearing, as with a religious or state dignitary.
An opportunity to be heard or to express one's views.
The act of hearing or attending.


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[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin audientia, from audins, audient- present participle of audre, to hear. See au- in Indo-European Roots.]

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


audience

\Au"di*ence\, n. [F. audience, L. audientia, fr. audire to hear. See Audible, a.] 1. The act of hearing; attention to sounds.

Thou, therefore, give due audience, and attend. --Milton.

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

According to the fair play of the world, Let me have audience: I am sent to speak. --Shak.

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

Fit audience find, though few. --Milton.

He drew his audience upward to the sky. --Dryden.

Court of audience, or Audience court (Eng.), a court long since disused, belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury; also, one belonging to the Archbishop of York. --Mozley & W.

In general (or open) audience, publicly.

To give audience, to listen; to admit to an interview.


Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.



5 entries found for atmosphere.
at·mos·phere ( P ) Pronunciation Key (tm-sf褳)
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The gaseous mass or envelope surrounding a celestial body, especially the one surrounding the earth, and retained by the celestial body's gravitational field.
The air or climate in a specific place.
Abbr. atm Physics. A unit of pressure equal to the air pressure at sea level. It equals the amount of pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 millimeters high at 0 degrees Celsius under standard gravity, or 14.7 pounds per square inch (1.01325 × 105 pascals). See table at measurement.
A dominant intellectual or emotional environment or attitude: an atmosphere of distrust among the electorate.
The dominant tone or mood of a work of art.
An aesthetic quality or effect, especially a distinctive and pleasing one, associated with a particular place: a restaurant with an Old World atmosphere.


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[New Latin atmosphaera : Greek atmos, vapor; see wet-1 in Indo-European Roots + Latin sphaera, sphere; see sphere.]

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
 
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