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English definition of “hearing”

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.
(Definition of hearing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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