take dictation

Definition of take dictation

  1. :  to write down the words that someone says so that they can be used in a letter, report, etc. Her secretary's very good at taking dictation.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  prescription

    :  arbitrary command

    :  the act or manner of uttering words to be transcribed

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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