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rotenoun [U]

uk   /rəʊt/  us   /roʊt/ usually disapproving
rote learning learning something in ​order to be ​able to ​repeat it from ​memory, ​rather than in ​order to ​understand it
(Definition of rote from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rotenoun [U]

 us   /roʊt/
the ​process of ​learning something by ​repetition, ​rather than by really ​understanding it: She ​learnedmultiplication by rote.
(Definition of rote from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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