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auditory

au·di·to·ry

auditory

 
 
pronunciation:
aw dih to ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having to do with or referring to hearing or the sense of hearing.
My dog's auditory sense lets him hear cars before he can see them.
derivation: auditorily (adv.)
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The word auditory contains the following parts:
aud, audit, audio Latin root that means hear
-ory, -atory2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means serving to, pertaining to
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The suffix -ory , -atory2 attaches to Latin verb roots to form adjectives. Adjectives ending in "-atory " tend to have corresponding verbs ending in "-ate" (congratulatory: congratulate).