Definitions of dictation

  1. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage; "he mailed the dictation without bothering to read it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. speech intended for reproduction in writing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of dictating; the act or practice of prescribing; also that which is dictated. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The speaking to, or the giving orders to, in an overbearing manner; authoritative utterance; as, his habit, even with friends, was that of dictation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of speaking words to be written down; the words so spoken; authoritative utterance; rulership or control. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Act, art, or practice of dictating. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. The act of dictating; that which is dictated; arbitrary control. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The act of dictating. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The act of uttering words to be written by another; the speaking to, or the giving orders to, in an overbearing manner. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. n. Act of dictating or prescribing; in a bad sense, arbitrary power or habit of ordering or admonishing;—a school exercise. Cabinet Dictionary
  12. The act or practice of dictating. Complete Dictionary