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English definition of “hearing”

hearing

noun uk   /ˈhɪə.rɪŋ/ us    /ˈhɪr.ɪŋ/

hearing noun (MEETING)

[C] an official meeting that is held to collect the facts about an event or problem: A disciplinary hearing will examine charges of serious professional misconduct against three surgeons. I think we should give him a (fair) hearing (= we should listen to what he wants to say).

hearing noun (ABILITY)

[U] the ability to hear: He's getting old and his hearing isn't very good.
(Definition of hearing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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