Active Listening

2 Definitions

Paying close attention to what is said, asking the other party to describe carefully and clearly what is meant, and requesting that ideas be repeated to clarify any ambiguity or uncertainty.
defined by PCoE Oregon .Gov
Active Listening is a method used to listen and respond to others in a structured and deliberate way.  It requires a listener to understand and actively evaluate what he or she heard.
defined by Modern Analyst