subaudition

[ suhb-aw-dish-uh n ]
/ ˌsʌb ɔˈdɪʃ ən /

noun

an act or instance of understanding or mentally supplying something not expressed.
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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British Dictionary definitions for subaudition

subaudition
/ (ˌsʌbɔːˈdɪʃən) /

noun

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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