recitation

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noun rec·i·ta·tion \ˌre-sə-ˈtā-shən\

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. 3a :  a student's oral reply to questionsb :  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 English Language Learners

recitation

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noun rec·i·ta·tion \ˌre-sə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of recitation for English Language Learners

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

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


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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