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Definitions of hearing

  1. the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. The act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; as, my hearing is good. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A listening to facts and evidence, for the sake of adjudication; a session of a court for considering proofs and determining issues. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Extent within which sound may be heard; sound; earshot. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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.
  9. The sense by which sound is perceived; audience; judicial or official investigation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Act of perceiving by the ear: the sense of perceiving sound: opportunity to be heard: reach of the ear. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Sense of perceiving sound; reach of the ear; audience. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The capacity to hear: opportunity to be heard; audience. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The act of perceiving sound; the sense by which it is perceived; attention; opporunity to be heard; judicial trial; the range of the ear. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; audience; judicial trial; extent within which sound may be heard. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. able to perceive sound Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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
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