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Definition 1: the act of hearing attentively - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hearing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you can learn a lot by just listening
  • they make good music--you should give them a hearing

Synonyms for hearing in the sense of this definition

(hearing is a kind of ...) becoming aware of something via the senses

(... is a kind of hearing ) listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)

(... is a kind of hearing ) the act of hearing again

Definition 2: (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence - [noun denoting act]

(hearing is a kind of ...) (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

(... is a kind of hearing ) a hearing that takes place outside the judicial process before hearing examiners who have been granted judicial authority specifically for the purpose of conducting such hearings

(... is a kind of hearing ) a hearing to determine legal capacity (to determine whether the defendant can understand the charges and cooperate with a lawyer in preparing a defense)

(... is a kind of hearing ) a hearing that is granted in extraordinary situations where the normal judicial process would be inadequate to secure due process because the person would be harmed or denied their rights before a judicial remedy became available (as in deportation or loss of welfare benefits)

(... is a kind of hearing ) a hearing to determine by what authority someone has an office or franchise or liberty

(hearing belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: the ability to hear; the auditory faculty - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where hearing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his hearing was impaired

Synonyms for hearing in the sense of this definition

(hearing is a kind of ...) a particular sense

(hearing is a kind of ...) sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body

(... is a kind of hearing ) good hearing

"he had a keen ear" "a good ear for pitch"

(... is a kind of hearing ) the ability to identify the pitch of a tone

(hearing is the domain which ... is member of) the sensory system for hearing

Definition 4: a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where hearing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the investigative committee will hold hearings in Chicago

(hearing is a kind of ...) a meeting for execution of a group's functions

"it was the opening session of the legislature"

(... is a kind of hearing ) a hearing held by the US Senate to gather information on whether to approve or reject candidates for high federal office who are nominated by the president

Definition 5: the range within which a voice can be heard - [noun denoting location]

Samples where hearing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the children were told to stay within earshot

Synonyms for hearing in the sense of this definition

(hearing is a kind of ...) the limits within which something can be effective

"range of motion" "he was beyond the reach of their fire"

Definition 6: an opportunity to state your case and be heard - [noun denoting state]

Samples where hearing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they condemned him without a hearing
  • he saw that he had lost his audience

Synonyms for hearing in the sense of this definition

(hearing is a kind of ...) a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

"the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington" "now is your chance"

Definition 7: able to perceive sound - [adjective denoting all]

(hearing is similar to ...) having keen hearing

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