Definition of Hearing

1. 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. Adjective. Able to perceive sound.
Similar to: Quick-eared, Sharp-eared
Antonyms: Deaf

3. Noun. An opportunity to state your case and be heard. "He saw that he had lost his audience"
Exact synonyms: Audience
Generic synonyms: Chance, Opportunity

4. Noun. The range within which a voice can be heard. "The children were told to stay within earshot"
Exact synonyms: Earreach, Earshot
Generic synonyms: Range, Reach

5. Noun. The act of hearing attentively. "They make good music--you should give them a hearing"
Exact synonyms: Listening
Specialized synonyms: Auscultation, Rehearing, Relistening
Generic synonyms: Perception, Sensing
Derivative terms: Hear, Listen, Listen, Listen

6. 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"
Generic synonyms: Session
Specialized synonyms: Confirmation Hearing
Derivative terms: Hear

7. Noun. The ability to hear; the auditory faculty. "His hearing was impaired"
Exact synonyms: Audition, Auditory Modality, Auditory Sense, Sense Of Hearing
Examples of category: Auditory System
Generic synonyms: Modality, Sense Modality, Sensory System, Exteroception
Specialized synonyms: Ear, Absolute Pitch, Perfect Pitch
Derivative terms: Hear

Definition of Hearing

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

Definition of Hearing

1. Adjective. Able to hear. ¹

2. Noun. The sense used to perceive sound. ¹

3. Noun. A proceeding at which discussions are heard. ¹

4. Noun. (legal) A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hearing

1. a preliminary examination [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hearing

1. The sensation of sound. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hearing

hearable
heard
heardest
heards
heardst
heare
hearer
hearers
hearership
heares
hearest
heareth
hearie
hearies
heariness
hearing (current term)
hearing(a)
hearing-impaired
hearing aid
hearing aids
hearing disorder
hearing dog
hearing examiner
hearing impaired persons
hearing impairment
hearing level
hearing loss
hearing officer
hearing trumpet
hearingly

Literary usage of Hearing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1905)
"Acuteness of hearing. As is the case with other senses, the hearing of savage and barbarous peoples has been thought to be extraordinarily keen. ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"If the patient is really deaf or hard of hearing on the left, ... (h) Anomalies of Sense of hearing More general anomalies of the sense of hearing are ..."

3. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1843)
"On the Organ of hearing in Crustacea. By ARTHUR FARRE, MD, FRS Received ... ALTHOUGH the existence of an organ of hearing in the class Crustacea has not ..."

4. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"Ordered, That the Clerk transmit said bill to the mayor of the city of Rochester for a hearing, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution. ..."

5. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1843)
"On the Organ of hearing in Crustacea. By ARTHUR FARRE, MD, FRS Received ... ALTHOUGH the existence of an organ of hearing in the class Crustacea has not ..."

6. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1899)
"hearing BY CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL The Institute will not locate there unless certain streets on property are closed—There will be another hearing before ..."

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