[ bahy-nawr-uh l, bin-awr-uh l ]
/ baɪˈnɔr əl, bɪnˈɔr əl /


having two ears.
of, with, or for both ears: binaural hearing; a binaural stethoscope.
(of sound) recorded through two separate microphones and transmitted through two separate channels to produce a stereophonic effect.

Origin of binaural

First recorded in 1875–80; bin- + aural2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for binaural


/ (baɪˈnɔːrəl, bɪn-) /


relating to, having, or hearing with both ears
employing two separate channels for recording or transmitting sound; so creating an impression of deptha binaural recording

Derived Forms

binaurally, adverb
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Medicine definitions for binaural


[ bī-nôrəl, bĭn-ôr- ]


Having or relating to both ears.
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