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Definition 1: speech intended for reproduction in writing - [noun denoting communication]

(dictation is a kind of ...) (language) communication by word of mouth

"his speech was garbled" "he uttered harsh language" "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"

Definition 2: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for dictation in the sense of this definition

(dictation is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

(... is a kind of dictation ) a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command

(... is a kind of dictation ) (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"

(... is a kind of dictation ) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

"the judge's charge to the jury"

(... is a kind of dictation ) something that is commanded

(... is a kind of dictation ) a formal command or admonition

(... is a kind of dictation ) an authoritative command or request

(... is a kind of dictation ) a magical command; used by Ali Baba

Definition 3: matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where dictation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he signed and mailed his dictation without bothering to read it

(dictation is a kind of ...) written works (especially in books or magazines)

"he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"

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