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English noun: recitation

1. recitation (communication) written matter that is recited from memory

Broader (hypernym)matter

2. recitation (communication) a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance

SamplesThe program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems.

Synonymsreading, recital

Broader (hypernym)oral presentation, public speaking, speaking, speechmaking

Narrower (hyponym)declamation

3. recitation (act) a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study

Synonymsclass period, course session

Broader (hypernym)session

Part meronymclass, course, course of instruction, course of study

4. recitation (act) systematic training by multiple repetitions

SamplesPractice makes perfect.

Synonymsdrill, exercise, practice, practice session

Broader (hypernym)grooming, preparation, training

Narrower (hyponym)brushup, dry run, fire drill, manual, manual of arms, military drill, rehearsal, rehearsal, review, scrimmage, shadowboxing, target practice

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