- 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.
Origin of audio
- 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-
Examples 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’
January 4, 2015
The audio message featured the words, “the real battle in Lebanon is yet to begin.”A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
A transcript and an audio recording of his remarks were obtained by The Daily Beast.Pro-Palestinian Group Lectured On Skirting Terror Laws
December 5, 2014
Baghdadi accepted the various loyalty oaths three days later in an audio message released on Nov. 13.Murder Vids Help ISIS Lure More Monsters
November 16, 2014
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
October 28, 2014
The image now was silent, for Halsey was not bothering with audio connection.Wandl the Invader
Raymond King Cummings
It's audio of some sort, sir, but there's lots more to the signal than that.A Matter of Magnitude
"Pick him up," the Captain turned and ordered the audio controller.
The Captain was on an audio circuit, talking to an Assistant Commissioner.
Though all stations were on the screen at all times, their audio channels could be controlled.Deathworld
- 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
- indicating hearing or soundaudiometer; audiovisual
Word Origin and History for audio
"sound," especially recorded or transmitted, 1934, abstracted from prefix audio- (in audio-frequency, 1919, etc.), from Latin audire "hear" (see audience).
word-forming element meaning "sound, hearing," from comb. form of Latin audire "hear," (see audience); first used in English as a word-formation element 1913.