Listening is the ability and action of receiving information, often in the form of sound.
One of the traditional five senses and performed primarily by the auditory system, hearing is the ability to detect sound.
Active listening is the conscious decision to focus on a particular set of information, suspending one's own frame of reference and suspending judgement.
Meetings happen when two or more people agree to come together and discuss a predetermined topic.
Cognitive dissonance is the uncomfortable tension that comes from holding two conflicting thoughts at the same time.
I'm late for my appointment. Can we talk about this later?