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audile

[aw-dil, -dahyl] /ˈɔ dɪl, -daɪl/
noun, Psychology.
1.
a person in whose mind auditory images, rather than visual or motor images, are predominant or unusually distinct.
Origin of audile
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; aud(itory) + -ile
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  • The audile phenomena were so frequent and so various, that a conspectus of them is given in an appendix.

  • So that the "mixed type" is the only real type, the extreme visualist or audile, etc., being exceptional and not typical.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
British Dictionary definitions for audile

audile

/ˈɔːdɪl; ˈɔːdaɪl/
noun
1.
a person who possesses a faculty for auditory imagery that is more distinct than his visual or other imagery
adjective
2.
of or relating to such a person
Word Origin
C19: from aud(itory) + -ile
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audile in Medicine

audile au·dile (ô'dīl')
adj.
Relating to hearing; auditory.

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