2 speech intended for reproduction in writing
3 matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage; "he mailed the dictation without bothering to read it"
Pronunciation(US) IPA: /dɪkˈteɪʃən/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
- dictating, the
process of speaking for
someone else to write down
- Since I learned shorthand, I can take dictation at eighty words a minute.
- an activity in school
where the teacher reads a passage aloud and the students write it
- 1908: Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables - We had reading and geography and Canadian history and dictation today.
- the act of ordering or
- 1852: Lysander Spooner, An Essay on the Trial by Jury - ...jurors in England have formerly understood it to be their right and duty to judge only according to their consciences, and not to submit to any dictation from the court, either as to law or fact.
- orders given in an overbearing manner
- His habit, even with friends, was that of dictation.
the process of speaking for someone else to write down the words
an activity in school where the teacher reads a passage aloud and the students write it down
- Hebrew: הכתבה (hakhtava)
the act of ordering or commanding
orders given in an overbearing manner
Dictation can refer to:
- Dictation (exercise), when one person speaks while another person transcribes what is spoken.
- A dictation machine, a device used to record this speech for transcription.
- Dictaphone, a company that manufactures these devices, and which are often known generically by this name.
- Digital dictation, the use of digital electronic media for this purpose, and often computerized speech recognition.