from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of dictating material to another for transcription.
- n. The material so dictated.
- n. An authoritative command or order.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. dictating, the process of speaking for someone else to write down the words
- n. an activity in school where the teacher reads a passage aloud and the students write it down
- n. the act of ordering or commanding
- n. orders given in an overbearing manner
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of dictating; the act or practice of prescribing; also that which is dictated.
- n. The speaking to, or the giving orders to, in an overbearing manner; authoritative utterance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or practice of dictating, directing, or prescribing: as, he wrote the passage at the teacher's dictation.
- n. Authoritative command or control; positive or arbitrary prescription, direction, or order: as, his dictation brought affairs into great confusion.
- n. Synonyms Injunction, prescription, direction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. speech intended for reproduction in writing
- n. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
- n. matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage
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