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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.
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noun
  1. Usually audiovisuals. audiovisual aids.
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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 audiovisual

Historical Examples

  • He was putting together the stuff I'd transmitted in for the audiovisual newscast.

    Four-Day Planet

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Editing an audiovisual telecast is pretty much a one-man job.

    Four-Day Planet

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Franz Veltrin was in evidence with his audiovisual recorder, and Colonel Zareff was leaning on his silver-headed sword cane.

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • And she has everything: all kinds of detection instruments, cameras, audiovisual pickups, armament.

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • "Look, Rovard," he told the audiovisual camera which was recording his reply to Grauffis.

    Space Viking

    Henry Beam Piper


British Dictionary definitions for audiovisual

audiovisual

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

adj.

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

audiovisual 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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