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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).
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hearing noun (ABILITY)

[U] the ability to hear: He's getting old and his hearing isn't very good.

hearing

adjective //
able to hear: We wanted to create something that both deaf and hearing audiences could enjoy.
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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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