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Ear

/i(ə)r/ Noun, pl. ears 1. The organ that detects sound. It not only receives sound, but also aids in balance and body position. The ear is part of the auditory system. (wikipedia.org) 2. The characteristic vertebrate organ of hearing and equilibrium consisting in the typical mammal of a sound-collecting outer ear separated by the tympanic membrane from a sound-transmitting middle ear that in turn is separated from a sensory inner ear by membranous fenestrae. (merriam-webster.com) 3.    a : The external ear of humans and most mammals (merriam-webster.com); the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear (wordnetweb.princeton.edu). Syn: auricle, pinna b : A human earlobe . (merriam-webster.com) 4.    a : The sense or act of hearing. (merriam-webster.com) b : Acuity of hearing. (merriam-webster.com) c. An ability to recognize, appreciate, and reproduce sounds, esp. music or language. (Google Dictionary) 5. Fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) Word origin: Old English eare...

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