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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"
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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.
Lecturing as a medium of teaching has been criticized several times mainly 'because of its passive nature, but it has managed to survive in most of the renowned institutions of education.
3.1 Lecture type, lecturing style, student participation and CCs
More specific, research by Chen & Liu (2008) found that dynamic media presentations increase learning efficiency and research of Lai, Tsai, & Yu (2011), in which synchronization of a teacher's lecturing actions for a PowerPoint presentation with his/her voice creates web-based multimedia material which students can use to access past lectures, revealed that students using this technology had more positive learning attitudes and higher achievements than students from the control group.
It has also been identified previously1 and number of causative factors has been suggested including illness, transport problems, inconvenient lecture times, poor content of lectures and poor lecturing techniques2.
Costin (1972) compared lecturing to discussion and concluded that acquiring of knowledge was as readily achieved by the lecture as by discussion.
Finally, the overt agenda of the lecture, as laid out in the literature on the art of lecturing, is juxtaposed with the covert processes of academic identity construction.