[ aw-dee-oh ]
/ ˈɔ diˌoʊ /
Electronics. designating an electronic apparatus using audio frequencies: audio amplifier.
of, relating to, or employed in the transmission, reception, or reproduction of sound.
of or relating to frequencies or signals in the audible range.
- the audio elements of television (distinguished from video).
- the circuits in a receiver for reproducing sound.
- the audio part of a television broadcast.
the field of sound recording, transmission, reception, and reproduction.
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Origin of audio
First recorded in 1920–25; independent use of audio-
Words nearby audio
Definition for audio (2 of 2)
a combining form used in the formation of compound words, with the meanings: “sound within the range of human hearing” (audiometer); “hearing” (audiology); “sound reproduction” (audiophile).
Origin of audio-
< Latin audī- (stem of audīre to hear) + -o-
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Words related to audio
Example sentences from the Web for audio
His monotonous music is, really, like the audio soundtrack to a k-hole.
The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The audio message featured the words, “the real battle in Lebanon is yet to begin.”
A transcript and an audio recording of his remarks were obtained by The Daily Beast.
Pro-Palestinian Group Lectured On Skirting Terror Laws|Shane Harris|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Baghdadi accepted the various loyalty oaths three days later in an audio message released on Nov. 13.
Her arrest came at a checkpoint in Damascus in June 2013, when soldiers spotted an audio recorder in her bag.
Escaping Assad’s Rape Prisons: A Survivor Tells Her Story|Jamie Dettmer|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the radar is too complicated to change over to audio communications.
The Space Pioneers|Carey Rockwell
The diagram of Fig. 100 shows the complete circuit of a set with three stages of radio-amplification and none of audio.
Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son|John Mills
It’s audio of some sort, sir, but there’s lots more to the signal than that.
A Matter of Magnitude|Al Sevcik
Then he began to assemble an audio amplifier to build up the volume of the sounds already taped for re-use under the sea.
Creatures of the Abyss|Murray Leinster
As soon as he’s done I’ll cut off the audio sending and say something to let you all know we’re off the air.
Skylark Three|Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for audio (1 of 2)
/ (ˈɔːdɪˌəʊ) /
of or relating to sound or hearingaudio frequency
relating to or employed in the transmission, reception, or reproduction of sound
of, concerned with, or operating at audio frequencies
Word Origin for audio
C20: independent use of audio-
British Dictionary definitions for audio (2 of 2)
indicating hearing or soundaudiometer; audiovisual
Word Origin for audio-
from Latin audīre to hear
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Medical definitions for audio
The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.