- dictating machine,
Origin of dictation
Examples from the Web for dictation
It is only when he is interfered with by European dictation that he ever vulgarizes his art or makes a mistake.
Then I will write out the charm from your dictation, he said.Charmides|Plato
The coffee-bags should be made from the stewards' dictation.Guide to Hotel Housekeeping|Mary E. Palmer
"I am very sorry I couldn't go on writing from dictation, Ma," sobbed Caddy.Bleak House|Charles Dickens
What you have just copied from the board is to be used for this dictation.Beginner's Book in Language|H. Jeschke
1650s, from Late Latin dictationem (nominative dictatio), noun of action from past participle stem of dictare (see dictate (v.)).