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English definition of “audience”


noun [C]     /ˈɔːdiəns/ MARKETING
the people who watch a particular television programme or film , read a particular book , etc.: to attract/reach/engage an audience The internet enables you to reach a global an audience Advertisers use these strategies to target specific audiences.a large/wide/mass audience The film will attract a wide audience.audience for sth The intended audience for the book are lawyers and students . Channel 9 has seen its audience share decline over the last 12 months . → See also core audience, cumulative audience, secondary audience, target audience
(Definition of audience noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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