(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
an opportunity to state your case and be heard
"they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience"
earshot, earreach, hearing(noun)
the range within which a voice can be heard
"the children were told to stay within earshot"
the act of hearing attentively
"you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"
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"
hearing, audition, auditory sense, sense of hearing, auditory modality(adj)
the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
"his hearing was impaired"
able to perceive sound
The sense used to perceive sound.
My hearing isn't what it used to be, but I still heard that noise.
A proceeding at which discussions are heard.
There will be a public hearing to discuss the new traffic light.
A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
Able to hear.
Deaf people often must deal with hearing people.
the act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; as, my hearing is good
attention to what is delivered; opportunity to be heard; audience; as, I could not obtain a hearing
a listening to facts and evidence, for the sake of adjudication; a session of a court for considering proofs and determining issues
extent within which sound may be heard; sound; earshot
Hearing, auditory perception, or audition is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations, changes in the pressure of the surrounding medium through time, through an organ such as the ear. Sound may be heard through solid, liquid, or gaseous matter. It is one of the traditional five senses. The inability to hear is called deafness. In humans and other vertebrates, hearing is performed primarily by the auditory system: vibrations are detected by the ear and transduced into nerve impulses that are perceived by the brain. Like touch, audition requires sensitivity to the movement of molecules in the world outside the organism. Both hearing and touch are types of mechanosensation.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The ability or act of sensing and transducing ACOUSTIC STIMULATION to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is also called audition.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'hearing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3271
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'hearing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3389
Rank popularity for the word 'hearing' in Nouns Frequency: #1273
The numerical value of hearing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of hearing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The world is dying for want, not of good preaching, but of good hearing.
A platitude is simply a truth repeated until people get tired of hearing it.
We're not hearing from customers 'your products are too expensive,' we're hearing 'the project has been canceled because the economy is in the tank.
Many a man that couldn't direct you to the drug store on the corner when he was 3 will get a respectful hearing when age has further impaired his mind.
Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing.
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Translations for hearing
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- oïdaCatalan, Valencian
- slyšení, sluchCzech
- Hörvermögen, Anhörung, Hören, HGerman
- ακρόαση, ακοήGreek
- oído, oyente, audiciónSpanish
- kuulo, kuuleminen, kuulustelu, kuuleva, kuuloaistiFinnish
- audience, ouïeFrench
- udienza, udente, audizione, ascoltazione, indagine conoscitiva, uditoItalian
- 聴力, 聴聞会, 聴覚, 公聴会Japanese
- dzirdīgs, dzirdeLatvian
- hørsel, høringNorwegian
- audiência, audição, ouvidoPortuguese
- auzit, auzRomanian
- слуша́ние, [[слу́шание]] [[дело, разбира́тельство, слу́шание, слухRussian
- слух, sluhSerbo-Croatian
- thính giácVietnamese
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