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hearing

noun  /ˈhɪər·ɪŋ/ us  

hearing noun (ABILITY TO HEAR)

[U] the ability to hear sounds: Since he’s gotten older, his hearing isn’t what it used to be.

hearing noun (MEETING)

[C] an official meeting that is held to gather the facts about an event or problem: A Senate subcommittee is holding hearings about the mortgage crisis.
Translations of “hearing”
in Korean 청력…
in Arabic سَمْع…
in Portuguese audição…
in Catalan oïda…
in Japanese 聴力, 聴覚…
in Italian udito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 會議, 聽證會, 公聽會…
in Russian слух, слушание (дела в суде)…
in Turkish işitme, işitme duyusu, duruşma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 会议, 听证会, 意见听取会…
in Polish słuch, przesłuchanie, rozprawa (sądowa)…
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