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binaural

[bahy-nawr-uh l, bin-awr-uh l] /baɪˈnɔr əl, bɪnˈɔr əl/
adjective
1.
having two ears.
2.
of, with, or for both ears:
binaural hearing; a binaural stethoscope.
3.
(of sound) recorded through two separate microphones and transmitted through two separate channels to produce a stereophonic effect.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; bin- + aural2
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binaural

/baɪˈnɔːrəl; bɪn-/
adjective
1.
relating to, having, or hearing with both ears
2.
employing two separate channels for recording or transmitting sound; so creating an impression of depth: a binaural recording
Derived Forms
binaurally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for binaural
adj.

"pertaining to both ears," 1861, from Latin bini "twofold, two apiece" (see binary) + aural. In reference to electronic recordings, from 1933.

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binaural in Medicine

binaural bin·au·ral (bī-nôr'əl, bĭn-ôr'-)
adj.
Having or relating to both ears.

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