[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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- the area of a concert hall, theatre, school, etc, in which the audience sits
- US and Canadian a building for public gatherings or meetings
Word Origin for auditorium
C17: from Latin: a judicial examination, from audītōrius concerning a hearing; see auditory
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