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dictation/dɪkˈteɪʃən/noun
dictation
/dɪkˈteɪʃən/
noun
Learner's definition of DICTATION  
[noncount]
: the act of speaking words that someone writes down or that a machine records : the act of dictating words

take dictation

: to write down the words that someone says so that they can be used in a letter, report, etc.
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