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Meaning of DICTATION

Pronunciation:  dik'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage; "he mailed the dictation without bothering to read it"
  2. [n]  speech intended for reproduction in writing
  3. [n]  an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

DICTATION is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bid, bidding, command
 See Also: behest, charge, commandment, commission, direction, injunction, language, matter, open sesame, oral communication, order, speech, speech act, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dic*ta"tion\, n. [L. dictatio.]
1. The act of dictating; the act or practice of prescribing;
   also that which is dictated.

         It affords security against the dictation of laws.

2. The speaking to, or the giving orders to, in an
   overbearing manner; authoritative utterance; as, his
   habit, even with friends, was that of dictation.