hearing

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Adjective[edit]

hearing (comparative more hearing, superlative most hearing)

  1. Able to hear, as opposed to deaf.
    Deaf people often must deal with hearing people.

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Noun[edit]

hearing (countable and uncountable, plural hearings)

  1. (uncountable) The sense used to perceive sound.
    My hearing isn't what it used to be, but I still heard that noise.
  2. (countable) The act by which something is heard.
    • 2004, Timothy D. J. Chappell, Reading Plato's Theaetetus, page 73:
      To such perceivings we give names like these: seeings, hearings, smellings, chillings and burnings, pleasures and pains, desires []
  3. (uncountable) A proceeding at which discussions are heard.
    There will be a public hearing to discuss the new traffic light.
  4. (countable, law) A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
    • 2012 August 21, Pilkington, Ed, “Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?”, in The Guardian:
      Next month, Clemons will be brought before a court presided over by a "special master", who will review the case one last time. The hearing will be unprecedented in its remit, but at its core will be a simple issue: should Reggie Clemons live or die?
  5. (informal, dated) A scolding.

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Verb[edit]

hearing

  1. present participle of hear