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    hearing - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hearing

    Definition
    (noun) (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence Definition
    (noun) an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    Synonyms : audience
    Example Sentence
    • they condemned him without a hearing
    • he saw that he had lost his audience
    Definition
    (noun) the range within which a voice can be heard
    Synonyms : earreach , earshot
    Example Sentence
    • the children were told to stay within earshot
    Definition
    (noun) the act of hearing attentively
    Synonyms : listening
    Example Sentence
    • you can learn a lot by just listening
    • they make good music--you should give them a hearing
    Definition
    (noun) a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken
    Example Sentence
    • the investigative committee will hold hearings in Chicago
    Definition
    (noun) the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
    Example Sentence
    • his hearing was impaired
    Definition
    (adj) able to perceive sound
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