[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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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
If you go on to reproduce, you will ensure that future generations might get a little less auditorially hairy.
Yet, the amount of hearing loss is not an accurate predictor of how one functions auditorially.
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