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aubergine (chiefly British) a plant cultivated for its fruit, or the dark purple, ovoid fruit itself, which is eaten as a vegetable; an eggplant. [2 definitions]
auburn a medium brown or reddish brown color.
au contraire (French) on the contrary. [2 definitions]
au courant in the current (French); knowledgeable about current events or other matters of the moment; up-to-date.
auction a public sale at which prospective buyers bid for goods and merchandise. [2 definitions]
auction bridge a version of bridge in which players bid for the right to specify which suit will be trump, any extra tricks won beyond the contract being scored toward a game.
auctioneer one who is in charge of the sale of goods at auctions. [2 definitions]
auctorial of or relating to an author.
aucuba an Asian evergreen shrub of the dogwood family that has variegated leaves and bears red berries.
audacious very bold or adventurous; daring. [2 definitions]
audacity courage or boldness, often accompanied by a degree of recklessness or arrogance; daring. [3 definitions]
audible heard or able to be heard.
audience a group of people gathered to hear and sometimes to see a performance, speech, or the like. [3 definitions]
audio of, concerning, or employing sound. [4 definitions]
audio- sound or hearing.
audio frequency the range of frequencies of normally audible sound, or the corresponding electronic frequencies; usu. from about fifteen or twenty to 20,000 cycles per second. [2 definitions]
audiogram a graph that shows the range and degree of hearing ability, or the production of such a graph.
audiology the science or study of hearing and disorders thereof.
audiometer an instrument that measures range and degree of hearing ability.
audiophile someone with a great interest in high-fidelity sound reproduction.
audiotape a magnetic tape used to record sound, or a sound recording on such a tape.