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Noun: dictation  dik'tey-shun
  1. An authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    - command, bid, bidding
  2. Speech intended for reproduction in writing
  3. Matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage
    "he signed and mailed his dictation without bothering to read it"

Derived forms: dictations

Type of: language, matter, oral communication, speech, speech act, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication

Encyclopedia: Dictation