dictation

[ dik-tey-shuh n ]
/ dɪkˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

Origin of dictation

1650–60; < Late Latin dictātiōn- (stem of dictātiō) a dictating < Latin dictāt(us) (see dictate) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsdic·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 Formsdictational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for dictation

dictation


n.

1650s, from Late Latin dictationem (nominative dictatio), noun of action from past participle stem of dictare (see dictate (v.)).

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