dictation - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the act of saying something that someone else then writes or types for you, for example a letter

    Jane is taking dictation in Ms Gordon’s office.

     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] the activity in which a teacher reads something to students that they write down in order to see how well they understand and write a language

      My worst mark was in French dictation.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the act of telling someone what to do and how to behave