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English noun: dictation

1. dictation (communication) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

Synonymsbid, bidding, command

Broader (hypernym)speech act

Narrower (hyponym)behest, charge, commandment, commission, countermand, direction, injunction, open sesame, order

2. dictation (communication) speech intended for reproduction in writing

Broader (hypernym)language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication

3. dictation (communication) matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage

SamplesHe signed and mailed his dictation without bothering to read it.

Broader (hypernym)matter

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