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dictation

noun dic·ta·tion \dik-ˈtā-shən\

: the act of speaking words that someone writes down or that a machine records : the act of dictating words

Full Definition of DICTATION

1
a :  prescription
b :  arbitrary command
2
a (1) :  the act or manner of uttering words to be transcribed (2) :  material that is dictated or transcribed
b (1) :  the performing of music to be reproduced by a student
(2) :  music so reproduced

Examples of DICTATION

  1. He used a tape recorder for dictation.

First Known Use of DICTATION

1651
DICTATION Defined for Kids

dictation

noun dic·ta·tion \dik-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of DICTATION for Kids

:  the act of speaking words for someone else to write down or for a machine to record the words spoken

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