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Definitions of hearing

  1. the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; " his hearing was impaired"
  2. the act of hearing attentively; " you can learn a lot by just listening"; " they make good music-- you should give them a hearing"
  3. a proceeding ( usually by a court of law) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
  4. 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"
  5. able to perceive sound
  6. ( 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
  7. The act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; as, my hearing is good.
  8. A listening to facts and evidence, for the sake of adjudication; a session of a court for considering proofs and determining issues.
  9. Extent within which sound may be heard; sound; earshot.
  10. In the trial court context, a legal proceeding ( other than a full- scale trial) held before a judge. During a hearing, evidence and arguments are presented in an effort to resolve a disputed factual or legal issue. Hearings typically, but by no means always, occur prior to trial when a party asks the judge to decide a specific issue-- often on an interim basis-- such as whether a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction should be issued, or temporary child custody or child support awarded. In the administrative or agency law context, a hearing is usually a proceeding before an administrative hearing officer or judge representing an agency that has the power to regulate a particular field or oversee a governmental benefit program. For example, the Federal Aviation Board ( FAB) has the authority to hold hearings on airline safety, and a state Worker's Compensation Appeals Board has the power to rule on the appeals of people whose applications for benefits have been denied.
  11. The sense by which sound is perceived; audience; judicial or official investigation.
  12. Act of perceiving by the ear: the sense of perceiving sound: opportunity to be heard: reach of the ear.
  13. Sense of perceiving sound; reach of the ear; audience.
  14. The capacity to hear: opportunity to be heard; audience.
  15. The act of perceiving sound; the sense by which it is perceived; attention; opporunity to be heard; judicial trial; the range of the ear.
  16. The faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; audience; judicial trial; extent within which sound may be heard.
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Usage examples for hearing

  1. I wouldn't miss hearing what he has to say for anything." – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  2. He was giving her the hearing that was, in his opinion, her right. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  3. It's worth hearing, I give you my word. – A Crime of the Under-seas by Guy Boothby
  4. Had Alec been within hearing, he would never have let his mother forget this speech. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  5. I could not help hearing. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  6. I'm afraid Solomon Owl has lost his hearing. – The Tale of Solomon Owl by Arthur Scott Bailey
  7. Can I not teach it to you alone, then, without this low fellow hearing all my words? – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  8. Just as though any girl wouldn't feel proud at having- at hearing- oh, you must know what I mean! – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  9. I have got very tired of hearing the story of my fall told to all the people who come in. – Letters from a Cat by Helen Jackson
  10. " I couldn't help hearing you, Major Bustead," he said, in a voice pleasant and under perfect control. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  11. We had been left together for a few moments, and I said as soon as the others were out of hearing distance: " I got your message." – The Crack of Doom by Robert Cromie
  12. Of course he was hearing but one side of the question. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  13. All day, since hearing of the boys' trip, he had been restless and anxious. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  14. Hearing of this, the King of Tremicen often called his council together, and they reenforced the city, and gathered enough food to last them five years. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  15. I'm sick of hearing his name. – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  16. On hearing her speak of his daughter Morange also had begun to weep. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  17. I opened them a little on hearing him speak so. – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  18. " From your face, dear girl, it will be pleasant hearing and telling," she said. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  19. " Please, Mary, is the-" I turned upon hearing the pleasant little voice again, which stopped short as I looked round, and our eyes met once more. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  20. I wonder how his hearing was and if he could see straight. – The Go Ahead Boys and the Mysterious Old House by Ross Kay
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