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[suhb-aw-dish-uh n]
  1. an act or instance of understanding or mentally supplying something not expressed.
  2. something mentally supplied; understood or implied meaning.
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Origin of subaudition

1650–60; < Late Latin subauditiōn- (stem of subauditiō) understanding, i.e., supplying an omitted word. See sub-, audition
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Historical Examples of subaudition

  • Subaudition, sub-aw-dish′un, n. a sense understood not expressed.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)


British Dictionary definitions for subaudition


  1. something that is not directly stated but implied
  2. the ability or act of understanding that which is only implied
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Word Origin for subaudition

C18: from Late Latin subaudīre, from sub- + Latin audīre to hear
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