[suhb-aw-dish-uh n]


an act or instance of understanding or mentally supplying something not expressed.
something mentally supplied; understood or implied meaning.

Origin of subaudition

1650–60; < Late Latin subauditiōn- (stem of subauditiō) understanding, i.e., supplying an omitted word. See sub-, audition Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for subaudition



something that is not directly stated but implied
the ability or act of understanding that which is only implied

Word Origin for subaudition

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