audition
I. noun Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin audition-, auditio, from audire Date: 1599 1. the power or sense of hearing 2. the act of hearing; especially a critical hearing <
an audition of new recordings
>
3. a trial performance to appraise an entertainer's merits II. verb (auditioned; auditioning) Date: 1934 transitive verb to test or try out especially in an audition <
audition a trumpeter
>
<
auditioning stereo equipment
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intransitive verb to give a trial performance <
audition for a film role
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • audition — [ odisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • déb. XIVe; lat. auditio, de audire « entendre » 1 ♦ Fonction du sens de l ouïe, perception des sons. Mécanisme de l audition. ⇒ audiologie. Troubles de l audition (⇒ dysacousie, surdité; malentendant) . Seuil d audition. 2 ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Audition — steht für: Audition (Religion), ein individuelles Hörerlebnis in der Religion, siehe auch Vision (Religion) eine Bewerbung in der Unterhaltungsbranche, siehe auch Casting (Auswahlverfahren) Audition (Film), japanischer Horrorfilm Audition Online …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • audition — AUDITION. sub. fém. Terme de Physique. Action d entendre. Expliquer comment se fait l audition.Audition, est aussi un terme de Pratique, qui n est d usage qu en ces deux phrases, L audition des témoins, qui est l action d ouïr des témoins en… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Audition — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Ôdishon Título Audition Ficha técnica Dirección Takashi Miike Producción Satoshi Fukushima Akemi Suyama Diseño de producción …   Wikipedia Español

  • audition — Audition. s. f. v. Terme de pratique qui n a d usage qu en ces deux phrases. L audition des tesmoins, Qui est l action d oüir des tesmoins en justice; & audition de compte, Qui est l action d oüir & examiner un compte …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • audition — [ô dish′ən] n. [L auditio < pp. of audire: see AUDIENCE] 1. the act or sense of hearing 2. a hearing to test the fitness of an actor, musician, etc., as for a particular job vt. ☆ to give an audition to vi. ☆ to perform in an audition …   English World dictionary

  • Audition — Au*di tion, n. [L. auditio.] The act of hearing or listening; hearing. [1913 Webster] Audition may be active or passive; hence the difference between listening and simple hearing. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • audition — ► NOUN ▪ an interview for a performer in which they give a practical demonstration of their skill. ► VERB ▪ assess or be assessed by an audition …   English terms dictionary

  • audition — index hear (give attention to), interview, recognition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • audition — (n.) 1590s, power of hearing, from M.Fr. audicion hearing (in a court of law), from L. auditionem (nom. auditio) a hearing, listening to, noun of action from pp. stem of audire hear (see AUDIENCE (Cf. audience)). Meaning trial for a performer… …   Etymology dictionary

  • audition — *hearing, audience …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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