the act or manner of dictating for reproduction in writing.
the act or manner of transcribing words uttered by another.
words that are dictated or that are reproduced from dictation.
the playing or singing of music to be notated by a listener, especially as a technique of training the ear.
music notated from dictation.
the act of commanding arbitrarily.
- dic·ta·tion·al, adjective
- non·dic·ta·tion, noun
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How to use dictation in a sentence
When it comes to entering text into websites, you can use the usual methods available on your watch, including voice dictation, the scribble handwriting feature, and the on-screen keyboard.There’s a secret way to browse the web from your Apple Watch | David Nield | February 15, 2022 | Popular-Science
To clear everything that Siri knows about you, for instance, go to Siri & Search in settings, tap Siri & dictation History, and choose Delete Siri & dictation History.
Voice Typing, an update to the voice dictation tool in Windows 10, has gone through a modern-day update, and can now add punctuation to what was once a stream-of-consciousness-like experience.
Bought by Microsoft in April, Nuance boasts accurate dictation, including in web apps such as Gmail.
With the brand new "Slide to Type" feature, it's by far the fastest way to type on a watch when dictation isn't applicable or reliable enough.Maker of keyboard apps for the blind sues Apple, claiming anticompetitive behavior | Reed Albergotti | March 18, 2021 | Washington Post
The new tablet sort of has Siri, albeit only in the form of voice dictation, not the full voice assistant.
The novelist who can't read uses dictation to continue to write books.Oliver Sacks on The Mind's Eye and Neurological Afflictions | Jamie Holmes | November 13, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
During so long drawn out a suspense I tried to ease the tension by dictation.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
If the dictation of his will as a law in reference to the service had been sufficient, he would not otherwise have enjoined it.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
This I am writing by dictation, and really think it is an art I can manage to acquire.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
At last he spoke in a low tone to the avocat, who quickly began writing at his dictation.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete | Gilbert Parker
The result was that the bank resisted, and refused the required acquiescence in the dictation of the treasury.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster | Daniel Webster
British Dictionary definitions for dictation
the act of dictating material to be recorded or taken down in writing
the material dictated
authoritative commands or the act of giving them
- dictational, adjective
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