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Definition of "dictation" []

  • The act or process of dictating material to another for transcription. (noun)
  • The material so dictated. (noun)
  • An authoritative command or order. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dictation" in a sentence
  • "I think computerized dictation is a wonderful advance, one that will benefit one of my children who has a vision impairment as well as all those people who didn't learn typing as I did."
  • "I need to make friends with the story gods so I can become more of a crafter than someone who takes dictation from the great beyond."
  • "I daresay a quarter of an hour's practice two or three times a day for a week or so will deliver me from the absurd necessity of having to call in the assistance of the neighbourhood to communicate my bits of news to you; not to say that dictation is only a degree less awkward than left-handed penmanship, having never tried it before in my life."