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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act, process, or an instance of narrating.
  • noun Narrated material.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art of recounting or relating in order the particulars of some action, occurrence, or affair; a narrating.
  • noun That which is narrated or recounted; an orderly recital of the details and particulars of some transaction or event, or of a series of transactions or events; a story or narrative.
  • noun Specifically In rhetoric, that part of an oration in which the speaker makes his statement of facts.
  • noun Synonyms Account, Relation, Narrative, etc. See account.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of telling or relating the particulars of an event; a recital of certain events, usually in chronological order; rehearsal.
  • noun That which is related; the relation in words or writing of the particulars of any transaction or event, or of any series of transactions or events; a narrative; story; history.
  • noun (Rhet.) That part of a discourse which recites the time, manner, or consequences of an action, or simply states the facts connected with the subject.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of recounting or relating in order the particulars of some action, occurrence, or affair; a narrating.
  • noun That which is narrated or recounted; an orderly recital of the details and particulars of some transaction or event, or of a series of transactions or events; a story or narrative.
  • noun rhetoric That part of an oration in which the speaker makes his or her statement of facts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
  • noun (rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth
  • noun a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin narrātiō.

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