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DICTATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dictation mean? 

DICTATION (noun)
  The noun DICTATION has 3 senses:

1. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
2. speech intended for reproduction in writing
3. matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage

  Familiarity information: DICTATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DICTATION (noun)


Sense 1dictation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An authoritative direction or instruction to do something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

bid; bidding; command; dictation

Hypernyms ("dictation" is a kind of...):

speech act (the use of language to perform some act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dictation"):

countermand (a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command)

order ((often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed)

charge; commission; direction (a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something)

commandment (something that is commanded)

injunction (a formal command or admonition)

behest (an authoritative command or request)

open sesame (a magical command; used by Ali Baba)


Sense 2dictation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Speech intended for reproduction in writing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("dictation" is a kind of...):

language; oral communication; speech; speech communication; spoken communication; spoken language; voice communication ((language) communication by word of mouth)


Sense 3dictation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

he signed and mailed his dictation without bothering to read it

Hypernyms ("dictation" is a kind of...):

matter (written works (especially in books or magazines))


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