the ability to assess the distance of the source of a sound, based solely on acoustic information. Humans are fairly poor at auditory distance perception, but animals may have more highly developed senses in this manner.

AUDITORY DISTANCE PERCEPTION: "A person trying to guess how far away a thunderstorm was by the sounds he or she heard, would be engaging in auditory distance perception."
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