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lecturenoun [C]

 us   /ˈlek·tʃər/

lecture noun [C] (FORMAL TALK)

a formal, prepared talk given to a group of people, esp. students: a lecture on astronomy

lecture noun [C] (CRITICISM)

a serious talk given to criticize someone or give someone advice: She gave him a lecture about his table manners.
lecturer
noun [C]  us   /ˈlek·tʃər·ər/

lectureverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈlek·tʃər/

lecture verb [I/T] (TALK FORMALLY)

to give a formal, prepared talk to a group of people, esp. students: [I] She’s lecturing on the geology of the region.

lecture verb [I/T] (CRITICIZE)

to give someone a serious talk to criticize or give advice to that person: [T] He lectured me on the need to keep accurate records.
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