active listening

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active listening (uncountable)

  1. The process of attending carefully to what a speaker is saying, involving such techniques as accurately paraphrasing the speaker's remarks.
    • 1999, Deborah Antai-Otong, "Active listening at Work," The American Journal of Nursing, vol. 99, no. 2, p. 24L,
      Active listening involves all of the senses, not just hearing.

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