1 assemblage, assembly, congregation, crowd, gallery, gathering, house, listeners, onlookers, spectators, turnout, viewers
2 devotees, fans, following, market, public
3 consultation, hearing, interview, meeting, reception
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audience ( audiences plural )
1 n-count-coll The audience at a play, concert, film, or public meeting is the group of people watching or listening to it.
He was speaking to an audience of students at the Institute for International Affairs.
2 n-count-coll The audience for a television or radio programme consists of all the people who watch or listen to it.
usu with supp
The concert will be relayed to a worldwide television audience estimated at one thousand million.
3 n-count-coll The audience of a writer or artist is the people who read their books or look at their work.
Say's writings reached a wide audience during his lifetime...
4 n-count If you have an audiencewith someone important, you have a formal meeting with them. usu sing, oft N with n The Prime Minister will seek an audience with the Queen later this morning.
studio audience ( studio audiences plural ) A studio audience is a group of people who are in a television or radio studio watching while a programme is being made, so that their clapping, laughter, or questions are recorded on the programme. n-count-coll
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