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[aw-di-tiv] /ˈɔ dɪ tɪv/
Origin of auditive
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English auditif (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin audītīvus, equivalent to Latin audīt(us) past participle of audīre to hear + -īvus -ive Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • What we call the auditive organ is in the lower animals simply a sac containing auditive stones.

  • He is an "auditive" as well as a "visualist," to employ the precious classification of the psychiatrists.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • The visual sense had here been rapidly replaced by the tactual and auditive senses.

  • Exceptional visual and auditive imaging power are rarely present in the same individual.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf Arthur E. Bostwick
  • Simply because our auditive perception has assumed the habit of saturating itself with visual images.

    Bergson and His Philosophy J. Alexander Gunn
  • But besides the auditive function, Weber's ossicles may perfectly well discharge some other function.

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