dictation dictation  /dɪk ˈteɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  2. (n) speech intended for reproduction in writing
  3. (n) matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Picocassette, as it is called, weighs three grams and can hold 60 minutes of dictation on a tape that moves a glacial nine-tenths of a centimeter per second.
  2. I am a Beltway village simp, taking dictation from Karl Rove and eating cocktail weenies with Pete Hoekstra.
  3. It is being waged to keep our party as a whole free from dictation by a small group representing the interests in the nation which have no place in our party.

News

  1. Why Google Is One of My Favorite Stock Tips

    Docs dictation is the killer app, and it’s still missing.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Carlson Wagonlit Travel dispensed with its CWT Market app,

    launched two years ago on Android, iOS and BlackBerry. The app offered users recommendations for other apps they might enjoy, such as Dragon Dictation and Evernote. Apple has been moving to shut down such recommendation apps; CWT declined to comment.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Travel News

Quotes

  1. Assad told Kerry and US Rep. Howard Berman, whom he met with separately earlier in the day, that "the policy of dictation has proven useless and that dialogue is the only way" to solve problems, according to Syria's official news agency, SANA.
    on Feb 21, 2009 By: Bashar Assad Source: Forbes

  2. Erekat said it was "part of the same policy of dictation rather than negotiation".
    on Jan 21, 2010 By: Saeb Erekat Source: Aljazeera.net

  3. "I never took dictation and made the country a nuclear power, but they (Musharraf's government) take dictation on every issue," Sharif said from the top of a truck carrying him in a triumphant procession from Lahore airport.
    on Nov 26, 2007 By: Nawaz Sharif Source: Guardian Unlimited

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