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recitation

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noun rec·i·ta·tion \ˌre-sə-ˈtā-shən\

Simple Definition of recitation

  • : the act of saying or repeating something out loud for an audience

  • : the act of describing or listing many things in a series

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of recitation

  1. 1 :  the act of enumerating <a recitation of relevant details>

  2. 2 :  the act or an instance of reading or repeating aloud especially publicly

  3. 3 a :  a student's oral reply to questions b :  a class period especially in association with and for review of a lecture

15th Century

First Known Use of recitation

15th century


RECITATION Defined for Kids

recitation

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noun rec·i·ta·tion \ˌre-sə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of recitation for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of saying something out loud

  2. 2 :  the act of saying something in a particular order





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