The work of hearing or paying attention hearing
- the capacity to hear; the auditory professors
- perform to get a task
- a test of suitability of a performer
- The work of hearing or hearing; hearing.
"to experience for a performance part," 1935, from audition (n.). Transitive good sense by 1944. Related: Auditioned; auditioning.
- 1590s, "power of hearing," from Middle French audicion "hearing (in a court of legislation)," from Latin auditionem (nominative auditio) "a hearing, listening to," noun of activity from past participle stem of audire "hear" (identify audience). Meaning "test for a performer" first recorded 1881.
(n.) The act of hearing or hearing; hearing.
He described her as radiating 'cold disdain' after he arrived for her audition 25 minutes late.