Of, or relating to hearing, or to the sense or organs of hearing
2. noun
a) An assembly of hearers; an audience.

...and because though these learned Gentlemen (sayes he, turning to his two friends) need not fear to discourse before any Auditory...

b) An auditorium.
See Also: audition, audio

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