- an act or instance of understanding or mentally supplying something not expressed.
- something mentally supplied; understood or implied meaning.
Origin of subaudition
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Subaudition, sub-aw-dish′un, n. a sense understood not expressed.
- 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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