from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of understanding and mentally supplying a word or thought that has been implied but not expressed.
- n. A word or thought supplied by subaudition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of understanding, or supplying, something not expressed.
- n. That which is understood or supplied from that which is expressed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of understanding, or supplying, something not expressed; also, that which is so understood or supplied.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of understanding something not expressed; that which is understood or implied from that which is expressed; understood meaning.
Late Latin subaudītiō, subaudītiōn-, from subaudītus, past participle of subaudīre, to supply an omitted word : Latin sub-, sub- + Latin audīre, to hear; see au- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin subauditio ("the supplying of a word omitted"), from subaudire ("to supply a word omitted"), from sub ("under") + audire ("to hear"). (Wiktionary)