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au·di·ence

audience

 
 
pronunciation:
aw di ns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of people gathered to see or hear something.
The audience was silent during his speech.
 
similar words:
house
definition 2: the people reached by television, radio, newspapers, or magazines.
That television show has an audience of millions.
definition 3: a chance to be heard by someone in power.
The queen granted her an audience.
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The word audience contains the following parts:
aud, audit, audio Latin root that means hear
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.