[ noun ] (theater,performing arts) a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance
"the audience applauded" "someone in the audience began to cough"
[ noun ] 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"
[ noun ] an opportunity to state your case and be heard
"they condemned him without a hearing" "he saw that he had lost his audience"