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audience

  

      n  
1    a group of spectators or listeners, esp. at a public event such as a concert or play  
2    the people reached by a book, film, or radio or television programme  
3    the devotees or followers of a public entertainer, lecturer, etc.; regular public  
4    an opportunity to put one's point of view, such as a formal interview with a monarch or head of state  
     (C14: from Old French, from Latin audientia a hearing, from audire to hear)  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
adopt a detached attitude; relax
exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience

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