- /ˌkæptɪv 'ɔ:diəns/ nounthe people who cannot avoid being exposed to an advertisement● Advertisers like to have their posters in underground stations where there is a large captive audience.
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captive audience — UK US noun [countable] [singular captive audience plural captive audiences] a group of people who must listen to what someone is saying because they cannot leave Thesaurus: audienceshyponym general … Useful english dictionary
captive audience — noun count a group of people who must listen to what someone is saying because they cannot leave … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
captive audience — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms captive audience : singular captive audience plural captive audiences a group of people who must listen to what someone is saying because they cannot leave … English dictionary
captive audience — An audience that is unlikely to be able to escape being exposed to an advertising message in toto. Examples include cinema audiences and conference audiences … Big dictionary of business and management
ˌcaptive ˈaudience — noun [C] a group of people who must listen to something because they cannot leave … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
captive audience — /kæptɪv ˈɔdiəns/ (say kaptiv awdeeuhns) noun people who have entered into a situation for a particular purpose, as at a restaurant, and are subjected to advertisements, propaganda, solicitations, etc., without their consent … Australian English dictionary
captive audience — Any group subject to a speaker or to a performance and which is not free to depart without adverse consequences … Black's law dictionary
captive — cap‧tive [ˈkæptɪv] adjective [only before a noun] captive viewers or customers watch a company s advertisements or buy a company s products because they have no other choice: • Kids in the classroom are a captive audience to whom ads may seem a… … Financial and business terms
Captive market — Captive markets are markets where the potential consumers face a severely limited amount of competitive suppliers; their only choices are to purchase what is available or to make no purchase at all. Captive markets result in higher prices and… … Wikipedia
captive — [kap′tiv] n. [L captivus < captus, pp. of capere, to take: see HAVE] 1. a person caught and held prisoner, as in war 2. a person who is captivated, as by beauty or love adj. 1. a) taken or held prisoner b) not able … English World dictionary