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Spectator vs. Audience

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Spectatornoun

One who watches an event; especially, one held outdoors.

‘The cheering spectators watched the fireworks.’;

Audiencenoun

A group of people within hearing; specifically, a large gathering of people listening to or watching a performance, speech, etc.

‘We joined the audience just as the lights went down.’;

Spectatornoun

One who on; one who sees or beholds; a beholder; one who is personally present at, and sees, any exhibition; as, the spectators at a show.

Audiencenoun

Hearing; the condition or state of hearing or listening.

Spectatornoun

a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind);

‘the spectators applauded the performance’; ‘television viewers’; ‘sky watchers discovered a new star’;

Audiencenoun

A widespread or nationwide viewing or listening public, as of a TV or radio network or program.

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Spectatornoun

a woman's pump with medium heel; usually in contrasting colors for toe and heel

Audiencenoun

A formal meeting with a state or religious dignitary.

‘She managed to get an audience with the Pope.’;

Audiencenoun

The readership of a book or other written publication.

‘"Private Eye" has a small but faithful audience.’;

Audiencenoun

A following.

‘The opera singer expanded his audience by singing songs from the shows.’;

Audiencenoun

(historical) An audiencia (judicial court of the Spanish empire), or the territory administered by it.

Audiencenoun

The act of hearing; attention to sounds.

‘Thou, therefore, give due audience, and attend.’;

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Audiencenoun

Admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business.

‘According to the fair play of the world,Let me have audience: I am sent to speak.’;

Audiencenoun

An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers.

‘Fit audience find, though few.’; ‘He drew his audience upward to the sky.’;

Audiencenoun

a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance;

‘the audience applauded’; ‘someone in the audience began to cough’;

Audiencenoun

the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment;

‘every artist needs an audience’; ‘the broadcast reached an audience of millions’;

Audiencenoun

an opportunity to state your case and be heard;

‘they condemned him without a hearing’; ‘he saw that he had lost his audience’;

Audiencenoun

a conference (usually with someone important);

‘he had a consultation with the judge’; ‘he requested an audience with the king’;

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Audiencenoun

the assembled spectators or listeners at a public event such as a play, film, concert, or meeting

‘he asked for questions from members of the audience’;

Audiencenoun

the people who watch or listen to a television or radio programme

‘the programme attracted an audience of almost twenty million’;

Audiencenoun

the readership of a newspaper, magazine, or book

‘the newspaper has a sophisticated audience’;

Audiencenoun

the people giving attention to something

‘the report deserves consideration by a much wider audience’;

Audiencenoun

a formal interview with a person in authority

‘he demanded an audience with the Pope’;

Audiencenoun

formal hearing.

Audience

An audience is a group of people who participate in a show or encounter a work of art, literature (in which they are called ), theatre, music (in which they are called ), video games (in which they are called ), or academics in any medium. Audience members participate in different ways in different kinds of art; some events invite overt audience participation and others allowing only modest clapping and criticism and reception.

‘readers’; ‘listeners’; ‘players’;

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