[ aw-di-tawr-ee-uhm, -tohr- ]
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noun,plural au·di·to·ri·ums, au·di·to·ri·a [aw-di-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-]. /ˌɔ dɪˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/.
  1. the space set apart for the audience in a theater, school, or other public building.

  2. a building for public gatherings; hall.

Origin of auditorium

1720–30; <Latin: lecture hall; see auditor, -tory2

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British Dictionary definitions for auditorium


/ (ˌɔːdɪˈtɔːrɪəm) /

nounplural -toriums or -toria (-ˈtɔːrɪə)
  1. the area of a concert hall, theatre, school, etc, in which the audience sits

  2. US and Canadian a building for public gatherings or meetings

Origin of auditorium

C17: from Latin: a judicial examination, from audītōrius concerning a hearing; see auditory

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