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English definition of “hearing”

hearing

noun [C] (MEETING)    /ˈhɪə.rɪŋ/ US  /ˈhɪr.ɪŋ/
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).Court cases, orders and decisions
(Definition of hearing noun (MEETING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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