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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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