[aw-di-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-]
- the space set apart for the audience in a theater, school, or other public building.
- a building for public gatherings; hall.
Origin of auditorium
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Examples from the Web for auditorium
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A local Dad joked sotto voce to his wife “And afterwards there will be a reception who will be in the auditorium!”The Problem With Weird Al’s ‘Word Crimes’ Video
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Being a true fan in a convention center, a stadium, an auditorium—that takes dedication, time and money.How ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and FanFiction Conquered Pop Culture
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Yet at my own institute every science program we put on fills up a 3,000-person auditorium with paying members of the public.The New 'Cosmos' Reboot Marks a Promising New Era for Science
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He was running all over the auditorium testing your voice with one of his gadgets.
The laboratory was on the Northern rim of the field, a ten-minute drive from the auditorium.
In the car, during the ride to the auditorium, he did not speak.
They entered the auditorium and stood for a moment looking about the theatre.
She was leaning on the edge of the box, and looking about the auditorium.
- the area of a concert hall, theatre, school, etc, in which the audience sits
- US and Canadian a building for public gatherings or meetings
C17: from Latin: a judicial examination, from audītōrius concerning a hearing; see auditory
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Word Origin and History for auditorium
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