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Hearing \Hear"ing\, n. 1. The act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; as, my hearing is good. [1913 Webster] I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear. --Job xlii. 5. [1913 Webster] Note: Hearing in a special sensation, produced by stimulation of the auditory nerve; the stimulus (waves of sound) acting not directly on the nerve, but through the medium of the endolymph on the delicate epithelium cells, constituting the peripheral terminations of the nerve. See {Ear}. [1913 Webster] 2. Attention to what is delivered; opportunity to be heard; audience; as, I could not obtain a hearing. [1913 Webster] 3. A listening to facts and evidence, for the sake of adjudication; a session of a court for considering proofs and determining issues. [1913 Webster] His last offenses to us Shall have judicious hearing. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Another hearing before some other court. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Note: Hearing, as applied to equity cases, means the same thing that the word trial does at law. --Abbot. [1913 Webster] 4. Extent within which sound may be heard; sound; earshot. ``She's not within hearing.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster] They laid him by the pleasant shore, And in the hearing of the wave. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

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