What does hearing mean?

Definitions for hearing
ˈhɪər ɪŋhear·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hearing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hearingnoun

    (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

  2. hearing, audiencenoun

    an opportunity to state your case and be heard

    "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience"

  3. earshot, earreach, hearingnoun

    the range within which a voice can be heard

    "the children were told to stay within earshot"

  4. listening, hearingnoun

    the act of hearing attentively

    "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"

  5. hearingnoun

    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"

  6. hearing, audition, auditory sense, sense of hearing, auditory modalityadjective

    the ability to hear; the auditory faculty

    "his hearing was impaired"

  7. hearing(a)adjective

    able to perceive sound

Wiktionary

  1. hearingnoun

    The sense used to perceive sound.

    My hearing isn't what it used to be, but I still heard that noise.

  2. hearingnoun

    A proceeding at which discussions are heard.

    There will be a public hearing to discuss the new traffic light.

  3. hearingnoun

    A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.

  4. hearingadjective

    Able to hear.

    Deaf people often must deal with hearing people.

Wikipedia

  1. Hearing

    Hearing, or auditory perception, is the ability to perceive sounds by detecting vibrations, changes in the pressure of the surrounding medium through time, through an organ such as the ear. The academic field concerned with hearing is auditory science. Sound may be heard through solid, liquid, or gaseous matter. It is one of the traditional five senses; partial or total inability to hear is called hearing loss. In humans and other vertebrates, hearing is performed primarily by the auditory system: mechanical waves, known as vibrations, are detected by the ear and transduced into nerve impulses that are perceived by the brain (primarily in the temporal lobe). Like touch, audition requires sensitivity to the movement of molecules in the world outside the organism. Both hearing and touch are types of mechanosensation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hearing

    of Hear

  2. Hearingnoun

    the act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; as, my hearing is good

  3. Hearingnoun

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

  4. Hearingnoun

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

  5. Hearingnoun

    extent within which sound may be heard; sound; earshot

Freebase

  1. Hearing

    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

  1. Hearing

    The ability or act of sensing and transducing ACOUSTIC STIMULATION to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is also called audition.

Editors Contribution

  1. hearing

    The ability, act and fact of to hear.

    The gift of hearing is for each human being.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 17, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hearing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3271

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hearing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3389

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hearing' in Nouns Frequency: #1273

How to pronounce hearing?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hearing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hearing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hearing in a Sentence

  1. Bill Cassara:

    [After the murders], Terry told the LAPD he was referred to a possible music talent, but he said once he got to [Manson’s place], he just wanted to get the hell out of there. It was filthy and very obvious that there was no talent. He described hearing Manson’s girls singing while he played the guitar. He felt he had to get out. So he tried to make a graceful exit.

  2. Jason Denney:

    It was really nice to talk about something other than my illness, i was sick and tired of hearing about what bad shape I was in.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    There is nothing to testify about. I think if President Donald Trump or President Donald Trump allies in the Senate persist it means they are not serious about what they are doing, what would I offer in terms of testimony that I heard Dr.( Fiona) Hill in open hearing say such and such ? That is not pertinent. The only reason for them to go through with this is to mollify President Donald Trump and that is not a good reason to try to call a member of Congress as a witness.

  4. David Cicilline:

    Sadly, Attorney General Bill Barr made it clear during his confirmation hearing that he plans to abide only by Department of Justice policies, he should not be the person who decides what Congress and the public get to see.

  5. The Senate:

    This is the same senator who at a Senate hearing on Capitol security was reading conspiracy theories into the record, saying that January 6th wasn’t an armed insurrection.

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