Dictation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪkˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word dictation
Brit.  |dɪkˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word dictation


- an authoritative direction or instruction to do something (syn: bid, bidding, command)
- speech intended for reproduction in writing
- matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage
he signed and mailed his dictation without bothering to read it

Extra examples

He used a tape recorder for dictation.

Word forms

singular: dictation
plural: dictations
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