Definition: lit. hearing sound.cf. श्रुतौ च रूपग्रहणम् M. Bh. on P. I. 2.64; perception, as a proof contrasted with inference; cf. ननु च श्रुतिकृतोपि भेदोस्ति M. Bh. on P. VII. 1.72 Vart. 1; cf. also M. Bh. on P. VIII. 2.25; cf also तस्मादुच्चश्रुतीनि R. T. 61; (2) authoritative word; the word is sometimes used in connection with the utterances of the Sutrakaras viz. the Sutra.