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hearing

EN[ˈhiɹ.ɪŋ] [-ɪərɪŋ]
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WHearing
  • Hearing, auditory perception, or audition is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations, changes in the pressure of the surrounding medium through time, through an organ such as the ear.
  • In humans and other vertebrates, hearing is performed primarily by the auditory system: mechanical waves, known as vibrations are detected by the ear and transduced into nerve impulses that are perceived by the brain (primarily in the temporal lobe).
  • ^ Schacter,Daniel L. et al.,["Psychology"],"Worth Publishers",2011
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    Definition of hearing in English Dictionary

  • NounPLhearingsSUF-ing
    1. NU The sense used to perceive sound.
      1. My hearing isn't what it used to be, but I still heard that noise. ‎
    2. NC The act by which something is heard.
      1. NU A proceeding at which discussions are heard.
        1. There will be a public hearing to discuss the new traffic light. ‎
      2. NC (law) A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
        1. Next month, Clemons will be brought before a court presided over by a "special master", who will review the case one last time. The hearing will be unprecedented in its remit, but at its core will be a simple issue: should Reggie Clemons live or die?
    3. Verb
      1. present participle of hear.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore hearingSUPmost hearing
        1. Able to hear.
          1. Deaf people often must deal with hearing people.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Lt. Gilbert deserves a full and fair hearing just like everyone else, no matter how the chips fall, no special pleading, and no playing the gender card.
          • These temporal bone anomalies are accompanied by a wide range of hearing acuity, varying degrees of progression of hearing loss, and the presence or absence of related nonotological anomalies.
          • When I arrived within sight or hearing of the army, it again harrowed up my melancholy feelings that had subsided on my journey. ‎
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Hearing that the killer escaped prison sent shivers down my spine.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Verb forms
                  • Participles
                    • Present participles
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              1. en hearings
              2. en hearingly
              3. en hearingless
              4. en hearing aid
              5. en hearing dog
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Grammatically, this word "hearing" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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