[ US /dɪkˈteɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /dɪktˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  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
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How To Use dictation In A Sentence

  • But she had, like some robotic amanuensis, taking down dictation. MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE
  • Texts will be supplied in the normal format for dictation by dictators appointed by the Local Examinations Secretary.
  • We have a dictation every English class.
  • Some authorities maintain that they were written by Moses himself at God's dictation.
  • I did, though get a reaction when I asked, in all innocence, if she would take dictation.
  • We must welcome advice, but we must not tolerate dictation.
  • The British Constitution, starting with Magna Carta of 1215 and expanded by subsequent Constitutional Acts guarantees us freedom from foreign or executive oppression or dictation.
  • In a matter of this kind we cannot and will not accept the dictation of theorists.
  • Mr. Fillon presented a very traditional pedagogical message: it is necessary, the Minister repeated, for middle school teachers to rely much more frequently on dictations, compositions, recitations, and grammar exercises.
  • This raises the suspicion that such work resulted from a process of dictation and transcription.
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