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Audience - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Audience' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Audience [ a.]
- The act of hearing; attention to sounds.
- Admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business.
- An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers.

Meaning of 'Audience' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . audience [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment
Example in sentence:
  • every artist needs an audience;
  • the broadcast reached an audience of millions
Meaning (2):
- a conference (usually with someone important)
Example in sentence:
  • he had a consultation with the judge;
  • he requested an audience with the king
Meaning (3):
- an opportunity to state your case and be heard
Example in sentence:
  • he saw that he had lost his audience;
  • they condemned him without a hearing
Meaning (4):
- a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance
Example in sentence:
  • someone in the audience began to cough;
  • the audience applauded