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  1. au·di·ence
    IPA[ˈôdēəns]
  2. noun

    • 1. the assembled spectators or listeners at a public event, such as a play, movie, concert, or meeting:

      the orchestra was given an enthusiastic ovation from the audience
      Synonym : spectators, listeners, viewers, onlookers, concertgoers, theatergoers, patrons, assembly, gathering, crowd, throng, company, assemblage, congregation, turnout, house, gallery, stalls, punters
    • 2. the people who watch or listen to a television or radio program:

      the program attracted an audience of almost twenty million
      Synonym : market, public, following, clientele, patronage, listenership, viewership, followers, fans, devotees, aficionados, buffs, freaks
    • 3. the readership of a book, magazine, or newspaper:

      the newspaper has a sophisticated audience
    • 4. the people giving or likely to give attention to something:

      there will always be an audience for romantic literature
    • 5. a formal interview with a person in authority:

      he demanded an audience with the Pope
    • 6. formal hearing.

      Synonym : meeting, consultation, conference, hearing, reception, interview, question and answer session, exchange, dialogue, discussion
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: audience, plural noun: audiences

    • noun

      the assembled spectators or listeners at a public event such as a play, film, concert, or meeting:

      the people who watch or listen to a television or radio programme:

    • noun

      a particular group at which a film, book, advertising campaign, etc., is aimed:
    • noun

      a particular group at which a product such as a film or advertisement is aimed:
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