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1. An exposition of a given subject delivered before an audience or class, as for the purpose of instruction.
2. An earnest admonition or reproof; a reprimand.
v. lec·tured, lec·tur·ing, lec·tures
To deliver a lecture or series of lectures.
1. To deliver a lecture to (a class or audience).
2. To admonish or reprove earnestly, often at length: always lecturing me about my manners.

[Middle English, a reading, from Old French, from Medieval Latin lēctūra, from Latin lēctus, past participle of legere, to read; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.lecturing - teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)lecturing - teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
course, course of instruction, course of study, class - education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes"
teaching, pedagogy, instruction - the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"
lecture demonstration - presentation of an example of what the lecturer is discoursing about
talk - the act of giving a talk to an audience; "I attended an interesting talk on local history"
References in classic literature ?
Partly from curiosity and partly from idleness, I went into the lecturing room, which M.
Kuno Fischer was then at the height of his fame and during the winter had been lecturing brilliantly on Schopenhauer.
The Professor stopped off there on his way from Boston, where he has been lecturing before some society.
I only use the word to express a monster in a lecturing castle, with Heaven knows how many heads manipulated into one, taking childhood captive, and dragging it into gloomy statistical dens by the hair.
CONTEXT OF THE STUDY: Lecturing is a time tested method to present large amount of content in classes of any size but may result in students who listen passively, addressing only the lower cognitive domains.