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dictationnoun [U]

us   /dɪkˈteɪ·ʃən/
the act of saying something aloud, so that your words can be prepared in writing by someone else: Can we get someone from the agency who takes dictation?
Dictation is also the reading aloud of a piece of writing in a language being learned in order to test the ability of students to hear and write the language correctly: a dictation exercise
(Definition of dictation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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dictationnoun

uk   /dɪkˈteɪ.ʃən/ us   /dɪkˈteɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of dictation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dictationnoun [U]

uk   /dɪkˈteɪʃən/ us  
WORKPLACE the activity of speaking something aloud for a person or machine to record, so it can be written down later: An assistant will take your dictation over the phone and send a fax or email to your recipient.
(Definition of dictation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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