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audiovisual

or au·di·o-vis·u·al

[aw-dee-oh-vizh-oo-uh l]
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adjective
  1. of, pertaining to, involving, or directed at both hearing and sight: audiovisual facilities; audiovisual techniques.
noun
  1. Usually audiovisuals. audiovisual aids.

Origin of audiovisual

First recorded in 1935–40; audio- + visual
Related formsau·di·o·vis·u·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for audio-visual

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • There's an audio-visual recorder on now; here's everything you need.

    Time Crime

    H. Beam Piper

  • We will produce an audio-visual of him as soon as he is out of narco-hyp.

    Time Crime

    H. Beam Piper

  • That told him, before the brigadier general spoke again, that he was agreeable to the audio-visual appearance and statement.

    Oomphel in the Sky

    Henry Beam Piper

  • He went on to describe, not too incorrectly, the reading-screens and viewscreens and audio-visual equipment.

    Oomphel in the Sky

    Henry Beam Piper


British Dictionary definitions for audio-visual

audiovisual

adjective
  1. (esp of teaching aids) involving or directed at both hearing and sightthe language class had new audiovisual equipment
Derived Formsaudiovisually, adverb
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Word Origin and History for audio-visual

audiovisual

adj.

1937 (also audio-visual), from audio- + visual.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

audio-visual in Medicine

audiovisual

adj.
  1. Both audible and visible.
  2. Of or relating to materials, such as films and videotapes, that present information in audible and pictorial form.
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