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Definition of Dictation


  1. The act of dictating; the act or practice of prescribing; also that which is dictated.
  2. The speaking to, or the giving orders to, in an overbearing manner; authoritative utterance; as, his habit, even with friends, was that of dictation.

Dictation Quotations

I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

One of the great questions of philosophy is, do we innately have morality, or do we get it from celestial dictation? A study of the Ten Commandments is a very good way of getting into and resolving that issue.
Christopher Hitchens

Soaring prices for crude oil, falling production surpluses, wild speculation in commodities, a rush into the precious metals, turmoil in the Middle East, assertive oil producers: it is 1973-74 all over again, and at dictation speed.
James Buchan

If I want to be free from any other man's dictation, I must understand that I can have no other man under my control.
William Graham Sumner

I'm moving to a point that I'm fed up with the N.C.A.A. dictation.
Brian Bosworth
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Dictation Translations

dictation in German is Diktat, Diktat, diktieren
dictation in Italian is dettato, dettare
dictation in Spanish is dictar, dictado
dictation in Swedish is maktbud, diktamen, diktat
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