hearing

hearing
hear|ing [ `hırıŋ ] noun **
1. ) uncount your ability to hear sounds:
My hearing has deteriorated as I've grown older.
hearing loss: Prolonged exposure to loud noise can cause hearing loss.
2. ) count a meeting of a court of law or official organization to find out the facts about something:
A court hearing has been scheduled for August 31.
a disciplinary hearing
3. ) singular an opportunity to give your opinions and ideas:
He shouldn't expect a sympathetic hearing in Washington.
fair hearing (=an occasion when people listen in a sympathetic way): We were given a very fair hearing.
in someone's hearing
if something is said in your hearing, you hear it, although the speaker is not talking to you
out of hearing
so far away that you cannot hear it: OUT OF EARSHOT
within hearing or within hearing distance
near enough for you to hear: WITHIN EARSHOT

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • hearing — ► NOUN 1) the faculty of perceiving sounds. 2) the range within which sounds may be heard; earshot. 3) an opportunity to state one s case: a fair hearing. 4) an act of listening to evidence, especially a trial before a judge without a jury …   English terms dictionary

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