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Audience Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    audience n
  1. a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
  2. the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment; "every artist needs an audience"; "the broadcast reached an audience of millions"
  3. an opportunity to state your case and be heard; "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience" [syn: hearing]
  4. a conference (usually with someone important); "he had a consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience with the king" [syn: consultation, interview]
Audience Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Audience \Au"di*ence\, n. [F. audience, L. audientia, fr. audire to hear. See Audible, a.]
  1. The act of hearing; attention to sounds. Thou, therefore, give due audience, and attend. --Milton.
  2. Admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business. According to the fair play of the world, Let me have audience: I am sent to speak. --Shak.
  3. An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers. Fit audience find, though few. --Milton. He drew his audience upward to the sky. --Dryden. Court of audience, or Audience court (Eng.), a court long since disused, belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury; also, one belonging to the Archbishop of York. --Mozley & W. In general (or open) audience, publicly. To give audience, to listen; to admit to an interview.
Audience Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Court \Court\ (k?rt), n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. co?r, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. ???? inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]
  1. An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building;

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Audience'

  • Audience: An audience is a group of people who participate in a show or encounter a work of art , literature (in which they are called the "reader ...
  • Audience measurement: Audience measurement measures how many people are in an audience , usually in relation to radio listenership and television viewership, ...
  • Audience (meeting): An audience is a formal meeting that takes place between a head of state and another person at the invitation of the head of state. ...
  • Audience (band): Audience is a cult British art rock band which existed between 1969 and 1972, and reformed in 2004. The original band consisted of Howard ...
  • Audience (song): "Audience" is the eighteenth single by Ayumi Hamasaki , released on November 1, 2000, making it a recut single from Duty . The song was ...
  • Audience effect: The audience effect is the impact that a passive audience has on a subject performing a task. It was first formally noted in various ...
  • Audience (album): Audience is the 1969 debut album by British art rock band Audience . It was deleted shortly after its release and is now collectable in ...
  • Audience (play): Audience is a 1991 play by British playwright Michael Frayn . characters in the play are actually watching the audience, expecting them to perform. ...
  • Audience response: Audience response is a type of interaction associated with the use of audience response systems, to create interactivity between a ...

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* Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience of 4000 critics. - Mark Twain

* In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight. - Rabindranath Tagore

* It is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences, each dependent upon its predecessor and each simple in itself. If, after doing so, one simply knocks out all the central inferences and presents one's audience with the starting-point and the conclusion, one may produce a startling, though perhaps a meretricious, effect. - Frederick Douglas

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