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Definition of Lecture

Lecture

  1. The act of reading; as, the lecture of Holy Scripture.
  2. A discourse on any subject; especially, a formal or methodical discourse, intended for instruction; sometimes, a familiar discourse, in contrast with a sermon.
  3. A reprimand or formal reproof from one having authority.
  4. A rehearsal of a lesson.
  5. To read or deliver a lecture to.
  6. To reprove formally and with authority.
  7. To deliver a lecture or lectures.

Lecture Quotations

We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy, not on military might.
Theodore C. Sorensen

I can't say that my disability has helped my work, but it has allowed me to concentrate on research without having to lecture or sit on boring committees.
Stephen Hawking

Before I came here I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture I am still confused. But on a higher level.
Enrico Fermi

Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work!
Robin Williams

I don't join the New Atheists. So, for example, I wouldn't have the arrogance to lecture some mother who hopes to see her dying child in Heaven - that's none of my business, ultimately. I won't lecture her on the philosophy of science.
Noam Chomsky
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Lecture Translations

lecture in Danish is foredrag, lektie
lecture in Dutch is college geven
lecture in Finnish is luento
lecture in Italian is dizione
lecture in Norwegian is foredrag, forelesning
lecture in Spanish is declamacion
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