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Meaning of HEARING

Pronunciation:  'heering

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of hearing attentively; "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"
  2. [n]  a proceeding (usually by a court of law) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
  3. [n]  the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired"
  4. [n]  a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken; "the investigative committee will hold hearings in Chicago"
  5. [n]  the range within which a voice can be heard; "the children were told to stay within earshot"
  6. [n]  an opportunity to state your case and be heard; "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience"

HEARING is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: audience, audition, auditory modality, auditory sense, earreach, earshot, listening, sense of hearing
 See Also: absolute pitch, administrative hearing, auscultation, chance, competence hearing, confirmation hearing, ear, exteroception, fair hearing, legal proceeding, modality, opportunity, perception, perfect pitch, proceeding, proceedings, quo warranto, range, reach, rehearing, relistening, sense modality, sensing, sensory system, session



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hear"ing\, n.
1. The act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound;
   the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; as, my
   hearing is good.

         I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear.
                                               --Job xlii. 5.

Note: Hearing in a special sensation, produced by stim??ation
      of the auditory nerve; the stimulus (waves of sound)
      acting not directly on the nerve, but through the
      medium of the endolymph on the delicate epithelium
      cells, constituting the peripheral terminations of the
      nerve. See {Ear}.

2. Attention to what is delivered; opportunity to be heard;
   audience; as, I could not obtain a hearing.

3. A listening to facts and evidence, for the sake of
   adjudication; a session of a court for considering proofs
   and determining issues.

         His last offenses to us Shall have judicious
         hearing.                              --Shak.

         Another hearing before some other court. --Dryden.

Note: Hearing, as applied to equity cases, means the same
      thing that the word trial does at law. --Abbot.

4. Extent within which sound may be heard; sound; earshot.
   ``She's not within hearing.'' --Shak.

         They laid him by the pleasant shore, And in the
         hearing of the wave.                  --Tennyson.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: series of events in which sound waves in the air are converted to electrical signals that are sent as nerve impulses to the brain where they are interpreted.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A formal proceeding (generally less formal than a trial) with definite issues of law or of fact to be heard. Hearings are used extensively by legislative and administrative agencies.
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