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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining, or suited, to the audition of small sounds; fitted to assist hearing.
  • n. An instrument for making faint sounds audible, as to a partially deaf person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Serving to augment weak sounds; of or pertaining to an instrument for augmenting weak sounds.
  • n. An aural instrument designed to collect and augment small sounds, for the purpose of assisting the partially deaf in hearing.

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