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Topic: BIOLOGY


hearing

noun
     
hear‧ing S3 W2
1 [uncountable]HB the sense which you use to hear sounds
have good/bad etc hearing
She has remarkable hearing for a lady of her age.
a child with a hearing disability
hard of hearing
2 [countable]SCL a meeting of a court or special committee to find out the facts about a case:
a court hearing
a disciplinary hearing
3 [countable usually singular] an opportunity for someone to explain their actions, ideas, or opinions:
Let's give both sides a fair hearing.
4

in/within somebody's hearing

if you say something in someone's hearing, you say it where they can hear you:
There are some words we don't use in the children's hearing.
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