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English adjective: hearing

1. hearing able to perceive sound


Similarquick-eared, sharp-eared


Antonymsdeaf


English noun: hearing

1. hearing (act) (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


Broader (hypernym)legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings


Narrower (hyponym)administrative hearing, competence hearing, fair hearing, quo warranto


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. hearing (state) an opportunity to state your case and be heard


SamplesThey condemned him without a hearing.
He saw that he had lost his audience.


Synonymsaudience


Broader (hypernym)chance, opportunity

3. hearing (location) the range within which a voice can be heard


SamplesThe children were told to stay within earshot.


Synonymsearreach, earshot


Broader (hypernym)range, reach

4. hearing (act) the act of hearing attentively


SamplesYou can learn a lot by just listening.
They make good music--you should give them a hearing.


Synonymslistening


Broader (hypernym)perception, sensing


Narrower (hyponym)auscultation, rehearing, relistening

5. hearing (communication) a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken


SamplesThe investigative committee will hold hearings in Chicago.


Broader (hypernym)session


Narrower (hyponym)confirmation hearing

6. hearing (cognition) the ability to hear; the auditory faculty


SamplesHis hearing was impaired.


Synonymsaudition, auditory modality, auditory sense, sense of hearing


Broader (hypernym)exteroception, modality, sense modality, sensory system


Narrower (hyponym)absolute pitch, ear, perfect pitch


Domain category membersauditory system









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