dictation

[ dik-tey-shuhn ]
/ dɪkˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

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Origin of dictation

1650–60; <Late Latin dictātiōn- (stem of dictātiō) a dictating <Latin dictāt(us) (see dictate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM dictation

dic·ta·tion·al, adjectivenon·dic·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dictation

dictation
/ (dɪkˈteɪʃən) /

noun

the act of dictating material to be recorded or taken down in writing
the material dictated
authoritative commands or the act of giving them

Derived forms of dictation

dictational, adjective
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