[aw-di-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee-]
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.
noun, plural auditories. Archaic.
an assembly of hearers; audience.
an auditorium, especially the nave of a church.

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin audītōrius relating to hearing. See auditor, -tory1

auditorily, auditorially, adverb
postauditory, adjective
preauditory, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
auditory (ˈɔːdɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
1.  of or relating to hearing, the sense of hearing, or the organs of hearing
2.  audience an archaic word for auditorium
[C14: from Latin audītōrius relating to hearing, from audīre to hear]

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Word Origin & History

1570s, from L. auditorius "pertaining to hearing," from auditor "hearer" (see audience).
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Medical Dictionary

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

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Science Dictionary
auditory   (ô'dĭ-tôr'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or involving the organs or sense of hearing.
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Example sentences
Six tasks manipulating auditory and verbal information will be presented, and stimuli from all tasks are presented auditorily.
Two experiments were performed using messages of digits presented auditorily at a rate of two digits per second.
They communicate auditorily by barking and sometimes growling.
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