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Noun: audience  o-dee-un(t)s
  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
    "he saw that he had lost his audience";
    - hearing
     
  4. A conference (usually with someone important)
    "he requested an audience with the king";
    - consultation, interview

Derived forms: audiences

Type of: assemblage, chance, conference, gathering, group discussion, hoi polloi, mass, masses, multitude, opportunity, people, the great unwashed

Part of: populace, public, world

Encyclopedia: Audience