audience

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audiences
1) N-COUNT-COLL The audience at a play, concert, film, or public meeting is the group of people watching or listening to it.

The entire audience broke into loud applause...

He was speaking to an audience of students at the Institute for International Affairs.

2) N-COUNT-COLL: usu with supp The audience for a television or radio programme consists of all the people who watch or listen to it.
See also studio audience

The concert will be relayed to a worldwide television audience estimated at one thousand million.

3) N-COUNT-COLL: usu sing The audience of a writer or artist is the people who read their books or look at their work.

Say's writings reached a wide audience during his lifetime...

She began to find a receptive audience for her work.

4) N-COUNT: usu sing, oft N with n If you have an audience with someone important, you have a formal meeting with them.

The Prime Minister will seek an audience with the Queen later this morning.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • audience — [ odjɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1160 « action d écouter »; lat. audientia, de audire « entendre » 1 ♦ Vx ou littér. Action de bien vouloir écouter qqn. ⇒ attention. « Je vous demande un moment d audience » (Molière). Par ext. Intérêt porté à qqch. par le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • audience — AUDIENCE. s. fém. Attention qne l on donne à celui qui parle. Parlez, vous aurez audience. Prêtez moi audience. Donnez moi un moment d audience. Une audience favorable. En ce sens, il se dit plus particulièrement en parlant des Princes, des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • audience — AUDIENCE. s. f. Attention que l on donne à celuy qui parle. Parlez, vous aurez audience. prestez moy audience. une audience favorable. cela merite vostre audience, est digne de vostre audience. Il se dit plus particulierement en parlant des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • audience — au‧di‧ence [ˈɔːdiəns ǁ ˈɒː , ˈɑː ] noun [countable] the number or kind of people who watch or listen to something that is broadcast on radio or television, or listen to a particular type of music: • The ad was broadcast on all major channels,… …   Financial and business terms

  • audience — Audience, Audientia. Donner audience, Fauere linguis. B. Donner audience à aucun, Le laisser parler, Orationem alicui dare, Inducere causam, vel cognitionem. B. ex Plinio iuniore. Donner audience, Prester l oreille, Dare aures suas alicui. Donner …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Audience — Au di*ence, n. [F. audience, L. audientia, fr. audire to hear. See {Audible}, a.] 1. The act of hearing; attention to sounds. [1913 Webster] Thou, therefore, give due audience, and attend. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Admittance to a hearing; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • audience — Au di*ence, n. [F. audience, L. audientia, fr. audire to hear. See {Audible}, a.] 1. The act of hearing; attention to sounds. [1913 Webster] Thou, therefore, give due audience, and attend. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Admittance to a hearing; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • audience — late 14c., the action of hearing, from O.Fr. audience, from L. audentia a hearing, listening, from audientum (nom. audiens), prp. of audire to hear, from PIE compound *au dh to perceive physically, grasp, from root *au to perceive (Cf. Gk.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • audience — [n1] group observing an entertainment or sporting event admirers, assemblage, assembly, congregation, crowd, devotees, fans, following, gallery, gathering, hearers, house, listeners, market, moviegoers, onlookers, patrons, playgoers, public,… …   New thesaurus

  • audience — index assemblage, bystander, collection (assembly), confrontation (act of setting face to face), congregation, interview, session …   Law dictionary

  • audience — / ɔ:djəns/, it. / ɔdjens/ s. ingl. [dal lat. audientia ], usato in ital. al femm., invar. (massm.) 1. [insieme di chi assiste a una trasmissione radiotelevisiva] ▶◀ ascoltatori, pubblico, (non com.) udienza. 2. (estens.) [dato percentuale… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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