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hearing

[heer-ing]
noun
1.
the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived.
2.
the act of perceiving sound.
3.
opportunity to be heard: to grant a hearing.
4.
an instance or a session in which testimony and arguments are presented, especially before an official, as a judge in a lawsuit.
5.
a preliminary examination of the basic evidence and charges by a magistrate to determine whether criminal procedures, a trial, etc., are justified.
6.
earshot: Their conversation was beyond my hearing.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English; see hear, -ing1

hearingless, adjective
prehearing, noun
unhearing, adjective


4. audience, conference, consultation.
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hearing (ˈhɪərɪŋ)
 
n
1.  the faculty or sense by which sound is perceivedRelated: audio
2.  an opportunity to be listened to
3.  the range within which sound can be heard; earshot
4.  the investigation of a matter by a court of law, esp the preliminary inquiry into an indictable crime by magistrates
5.  a formal or official trial of an action or lawsuit
 
Related: audio

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Word Origin & History

hear
O.E. heran (Anglian), (ge)hieran, hyran (W.Saxon), from P.Gmc. *khauzjianan (cf. O.N. hegra, O.Fris. hora, Du. horen, Ger. hören, Goth. hausjan), perhaps from PIE base *(s)keu- "to notice, observe." Spelling difference between hear and here developed 1200-1550. Hearing "listening to evidence in
a court of law" is from 1576; hearsay is 1532 from phrase to hear say. O.E. also had the excellent adj. hiersum "ready to hear, obedient," lit. "hear-some" with suffix from handsome, etc. Hear, hear! (1689) was originally imperative, used as an exclamation to call attention to a speaker's words; now a general cheer of approval. Originally it was hear him!
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Medical Dictionary

hearing n.
The sense by which sound is perceived; the capacity to hear.

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