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audience

noun
 
 
/ˈɔːdiəns/
GROUP [group] B1 the people who sit and watch a performance at a theatre, cinema, etc: There were a lot of children in the audience.Audiences and spectatorsSpectacles and performances
TYPE [group] B2 the type of people who watch a particular TV show, read a particular book, etc: This magazine is aimed at a teenage audience.Audiences and spectatorsPeople who buy thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs
MEETING [C] formal a formal meeting with an important person: an audience with the QueenOfficial meetingsMeeting people
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