from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Both audible and visible.
  • adj. Of or relating to materials, such as films and tape recordings, that present information in audible and pictorial form: a corporation's audio-visual department.
  • n. An aid, other than printed matter, that uses sight or sound to present information: language tapes, videocassettes, and other audio-visuals.

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  • adj. Alternative form of audiovisual.


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  • It's getting hard on people, says Jim Frost, 51, who owns an audio-visual business in downtown Fargo.

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  • The video was shot by someone who had taken refuge under one of the tables in the audio-visual library on the sixth floor.

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  • Specialities include Adam Buxton on Björk's music video career, a new documentary on Nasa (the all-star music project, not the space agency), bracing audio-visual installations, and a workshop on projection mapping (using buildings as cinematic backdrops, but you knew that, didn't you?)

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  • More important than any of that is the introduction this year of a hi-tech stage show developed with a team of audio-visual collaborators that is designed to push the outer edges of digital art.

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  • Always on the lookout for new ways to transcend the nerdy bloke hunched over a laptop scenario, Deadmau5's latest live happening is an audio-visual collaboration with Nokia which will see "spectacular 4D projections" beamed on to the side of Millbank Tower as he unveils new material.

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  • A keen technophile, it's no surprise to see his new show hyped as an audio-visual extravaganza, with the audience invited to participate through a free iPhone app.

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  • Breton is about audio and audio-visual autopsy; deconstructing and reassembling popular culture.

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  • Assembled by the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, the show features more than 200 objects (among them: Gen. Stonewall Jackson's pocket watch), interactive technology (can you text faster than a telegraph operator from the 1860s?) and 17 audio-visual programs (including an all-too-vivid battle scene).

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  • The two-hour audio-visual spectacle offered a feast for the senses as it celebrated the creative output and social ideals of the late King of Pop.

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  • One of the key sources for that story was a woman named Suzanne Allee, who supervised the audio-visual department of Orca Ocean, the killer whale complex at Loro Parque, from early 2006 into the summer of 2009.

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