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"hearing" in American English

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hearingnoun

us   /ˈhɪər·ɪŋ/
  • 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)







"hearing" in British English

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hearingnoun

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.

hearingadjective

/ˈhɪə.rɪŋ/ /ˈhɪr.ɪŋ/
(Definition of hearing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hearing" in Business English

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hearingnoun [C]

uk   /ˈhɪərɪŋ/ us   LAW, MEETINGS
a meeting of a group of people, for example judges or politicians, to hear the facts relating to a legal problem or subject of public interest before they make a decision about it: hold/schedule a hearing A hearing before Judge L.A. Harris Jr. is scheduled for Wednesday.a Congressional/Senate/committee hearing Senate hearings on the Commission's recommendations will begin next month.a full/preliminary hearing With a preliminary hearing, a defendant gets a chance to see evidence against him or her. a court hearing
(Definition of hearing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hearing”
in Arabic سَمْع…
in Korean 청력…
in Portuguese audição…
in Catalan oïda…
in Japanese 聴力, 聴覚…
in Chinese (Simplified) 会议, 听证会, 意见听取会…
in Turkish işitme, işitme duyusu, duruşma…
in Russian слух, слушание (дела в суде)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 會議, 聽證會, 公聽會…
in Italian udito…
in Polish słuch, przesłuchanie, rozprawa (sądowa)…
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