1. The act of understanding and mentally supplying a word or thought that has been implied but not expressed.
2. A word or thought supplied by subaudition.
[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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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