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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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