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English definition of “public hearing”

public hearing

noun [C]
 
 
GOVERNMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
an official meeting where members of the public hear the facts about a planned road, building, etc. and give their opinions about it: a public hearing on/about sth The city planning commission will hold a public hearing on the casino design next week.
(Definition of public hearing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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