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auricular


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Auricular  \Au*ric"u*lar\  ([add]*r[i^]k"[-u]*l[~e]r),  a.  [LL. 
  auricularis:  cf  F.  auriculaire  See  {Auricle}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  ear,  or  to  the  sense  of  hearing; 
  as  auricular  nerves. 
 
  2.  Told  in  the  ear,  i.  e.,  told  privately;  as  auricular 
  confession  to  the  priest. 
 
  This  next  chapter  is  a  penitent  confession  of  the 
  king,  and  the  strangest  .  .  .  that  ever  was 
  auricular.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Recognized  by  the  ear;  known  by  the  sense  of  hearing;  as 
  auricular  evidence.  ``Auricular  assurance.''  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Received  by  the  ear;  known  by  report.  ``Auricular 
  traditions.''  --Bacon. 
 
  5.  (Anat.)  Pertaining  to  the  auricles  of  the  heart. 
 
  {Auricular  finger},  the  little  finger;  so  called  because  it 
  can  be  readily  introduced  into  the  ear  passage. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  auricular 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  perceived  by  or  shaped  like  the  organ  of 
  hearing;  "my  apprehension  of  words  is  auricular;  I 
  must  hear  what  I  read"-  George  Santayana  "an 
  auricular  confession";  "an  auricular  appendage" 
  2:  pertaining  to  an  auricle  of  the  heart;  "auricular 
  fibrillation" 




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