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or audio-visual

[aw-dee-oh-vizh-oo-uh l] /ˌɔ di oʊˈvɪʒ u əl/
of, pertaining to, involving, or directed at both hearing and sight:
audiovisual facilities; audiovisual techniques.
Usually, audiovisuals. audiovisual aids.
Origin of audiovisual
1935-40; audio- + visual
Related forms
audiovisually, adverb Unabridged
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  • Editing an audiovisual telecast is pretty much a one-man job.

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  • He was putting together the stuff I'd transmitted in for the audiovisual newscast.

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  • And she has everything: all kinds of detection instruments, cameras, audiovisual pickups, armament.

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  • Franz Veltrin was in evidence with his audiovisual recorder, and Colonel Zareff was leaning on his silver-headed sword cane.

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  • "Look, Rovard," he told the audiovisual camera which was recording his reply to Grauffis.

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British Dictionary definitions for audiovisual


/ˌɔːdɪəʊˈvɪzjʊəl; -ʒʊəl/
(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 audiovisual

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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audiovisual in Medicine

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

  1. Both audible and visible.

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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