recitation

[ res-i-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌrɛs ɪˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

an act of reciting.
a reciting or repeating of something from memory, especially formally or publicly.
oral response by a pupil or pupils to a teacher on a prepared lesson.
a period of classroom instruction.
an elocutionary delivery of a piece of poetry or prose, without the text, before an audience.
a piece so delivered or for such delivery.

Origin of recitation

1475–85; < Latin recitātiōn- (stem of recitātiō), equivalent to recitāt(us) (past participle of recitāre to recite) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

non·rec·i·ta·tion, noun
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recitation

/ (ˌrɛsɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun

the act of reciting from memory, or a formal reading of verse before an audience
something recited
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