dictation

noun dic·ta·tion \ dik-ˈtā-shən \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

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 in a Sentence

  1. He used a tape recorder for dictation.

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First Known Use of dictation

1624

in the meaning defined at sense 2a(2)

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DICTATION Defined for English Language Learners

dictation

Definition of dictation for English Language Learners

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


DICTATION Defined for Kids

dictation

noun dic·ta·tion \ dik-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of dictation for Students

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


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