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. hearing(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

  2. hearing, audience(noun)

    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, hearing(noun)

    the range within which a voice can be heard

    "the children were told to stay within earshot"

  4. listening, hearing(noun)

    the act of hearing attentively

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

  5. hearing(noun)

    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 modality(adj)

    the ability to hear; the auditory faculty

    "his hearing was impaired"

  7. hearing(a)(adj)

    able to perceive sound

Wiktionary

  1. hearing(Noun)

    The sense used to perceive sound.

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

  2. hearing(Noun)

    A proceeding at which discussions are heard.

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

  3. hearing(Noun)

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

  4. hearing(Adjective)

    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. Hearing(noun)

    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. Hearing(noun)

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

  4. Hearing(noun)

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

  5. Hearing(noun)

    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. County Clerk Vicki Edelman:

    They really can’t complain if they did not participate in the voting. I would think they wouldn’t feel like they should complain, and from what I’m hearing on the news, a lot of those protesters did not vote.

  2. Elena Parent:

    It was reckless and irresponsible for the Georgia Senate Republicans to hold an in-person hearing without requiring masks and social distancing during a pandemic. Clearly the COVID risk from( Giuliani) and team, who have been attending hearings maskless all around the country, was high and they willingly endangered all of us to pander to Donald Trump.

  3. Alexander Lindsay:

    We're just going to prepare for the hearing, we're formulating our witness list now.

  4. Sheriff Sheron:

    Neighbors described seeing and hearing a plane heading from east to west, it sounded like a loud winding noise as the plane was then observed going over a wooded area, [ and ] dropped from the sky. There was a loud crash and a fireball.

  5. Vicki Cowart:

    We want to acknowledge that hearing laboratory conversations about research out of context can be jarring, especially when the conversation is being manipulated for the purpose of attacking women's health care, nevertheless, this coordinated attack on women's health will not deter us from providing essential reproductive health care and from advancing important medical research.

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