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audiovisual

or audio-visual

[aw-dee-oh-vizh-oo-uh l] /ˌɔ di oʊˈvɪʒ u əl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, involving, or directed at both hearing and sight:
audiovisual facilities; audiovisual techniques.
noun
2.
Usually, audiovisuals. audiovisual aids.
Origin of audiovisual
1935-1940
1935-40; audio- + visual
Related forms
audiovisually, adverb
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  • There's an audio-visual recorder on now; here's everything you need.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
  • We will produce an audio-visual of him as soon as he is out of narco-hyp.

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  • That told him, before the brigadier general spoke again, that he was agreeable to the audio-visual appearance and statement.

    Oomphel in the Sky Henry Beam Piper
  • He went on to describe, not too incorrectly, the reading-screens and viewscreens and audio-visual equipment.

    Oomphel in the Sky Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for audio-visual

audiovisual

/ˌɔːdɪəʊˈvɪzjʊəl; -ʒʊəl/
adjective
1.
(esp of teaching aids) involving or directed at both hearing and sight: the language class had new audiovisual equipment
Derived Forms
audiovisually, adverb
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Word Origin and History for audio-visual

audiovisual

adj.

1937 (also audio-visual), from audio- + visual.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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audio-visual in Medicine

audiovisual au·di·o·vis·u·al or au·di·o-vis·u·al (ô'dē-ō-vĭzh'ōō-əl)
adj.

  1. Both audible and visible.

  2. Of or relating to materials, such as films and videotapes, that present information in audible and pictorial form.

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