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dic·ta·tion

 (dĭk-tā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of dictating material to another for transcription.
b. The material so dictated.
2. An authoritative command or order.

dictation

(dɪkˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the act of dictating material to be recorded or taken down in writing
2. the material dictated
3. authoritative commands or the act of giving them
dicˈtational adj

dic•ta•tion

(dɪkˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or manner of dictating for reproduction in writing.
2. the act or manner of transcribing words uttered by another.
3. words that are dictated or that are reproduced from dictation.
4. the playing or singing of music to be notated by a listener, esp. as a technique of training the ear.
5. music notated from dictation.
6. the act of commanding arbitrarily.
7. something commanded.
[1650–60; < Late Latin]
dic•ta′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dictation - an authoritative direction or instruction to do somethingdictation - an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
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; "the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"
commission, direction, charge - a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"
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
2.dictation - speech intended for reproduction in writing
speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication, oral communication, speech, language - (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
3.dictation - matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage; "he signed and mailed his dictation without bothering to read it"
matter - written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
Translations
إِمْلاءإمْلاء
diktát
diktat
sanelu
diktiranje
tollbamondás
upplestur
口述
받아쓰기
diktát
narek
diktamen
การเขียนตามคำบอก
sự đọc chính tả

dictation

[dɪkˈteɪʃən] N (to secretary, schoolchild etc) → dictado m
to take (a) dictationescribir al dictado
at dictation speeda velocidad de dictado

dictation

[dɪkˈteɪʃən]
n
(= reading aloud) (by teacher)dictée f
to take dictation from sb [secretary] → écrire sous la dictée de qn dictation speed
(= coercion) → contrainte f, pression fdictation speed nvitesse f de dictée
at dictation speed → à une vitesse de dictée

dictation

n (also Sch) → Diktat nt; to take (down) dictationein Diktat aufnehmen; to read at dictation speedin Diktiertempo lesen

dictation

[dɪkˈteɪʃn] n (to secretary) → dettatura (Scol) → dettato
at dictation speed → a velocità di dettatura

dictate

(dikˈteit) , ((American) ˈdikteit) verb
1. to say or read out (something) for someone else to write down. He always dictates his letters (to his secretary).
2. to state officially or with authority. He dictated the terms of our offer.
3. to give orders to; to command. I certainly won't be dictated to by you (= I won't do as you say).
dicˈtation noun
something read for another to write down. The secretary is taking dictation.
dicˈtator noun
an all-powerful ruler. As soon as he became dictator, he made all political parties illegal and governed the country as he liked.
dicˈtatorship noun
1. the authority of a dictator. His dictatorship is threatened by the terrorists.
2. a state ruled by a dictator. That country is a dictatorship now.

dictation

إِمْلاء diktát diktat Diktat υπαγόρευση dictado sanelu dictée diktiranje dettatura 口述 받아쓰기 dictaat diktat dyktando ditado диктант diktamen การเขียนตามคำบอก dikte sự đọc chính tả 听写
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While Daedalus, who is force, measured; while Orpheus, who is intelligence, sang;--the pillar, which is a letter; the arcade, which is a syllable; the pyramid, which is a word,--all set in movement at once by a law of geometry and by a law of poetry, grouped themselves, combined, amalgamated, descended, ascended, placed themselves side by side on the soil, ranged themselves in stories in the sky, until they had written under the dictation of the general idea of an epoch, those marvellous books which were also marvellous edifices: the Pagoda of Eklinga, the Rhamseion of Egypt, the Temple of Solomon.
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