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1.
corallary: peripheral vision
Peripheral hearing is hearing auditory information on a subconcious level but not quite fully processing what is heard.
It took three erasers to the back of the head for the teacher's question about justice versus courage in plato's the republic to filter through my peripheral hearing. I was busy watching leprachaun acrobatics on the chalkboard.
by p@$$ing thr.ugh February 22, 2010
 
2.
The act of having a converstaion and selectively eaves dropping on another
"yes"... I did hear what you were saying, and "no" I wasn't talking to you! My peripheral hearing was on.
by wine lady February 02, 2010