Definition of audient in US English:

audient

noun

  • A hearer; a listener.

adjective

  • Listening; paying attention to sounds.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Hooper (d. 1555), bishop of Gloucester and Worcester and protestant martyr. As noun from classical Latin audient-, audiēns hearer or listener, in post-classical Latin also catechumen (late 2nd or early 3rd cent. in Tertullian), use as noun of audient-, audiēns, present participle;.

Pronunciation

audient

/ˈɔːdɪənt/