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English definition of “lecture”

lecture

noun [C]     /ˈlektʃər/
TEACHING B1 a formal talk given to a group of people in order to teach them about a subject: We went to a lecture on Italian art. Do you know who's giving the lecture this afternoon?University and college educationClasses, courses and coursework
CRITICISM an angry or serious talk given to someone in order to criticize their behaviour: My dad gave me a lecture on smoking last night.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of lecture noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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