- n an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
- n speech intended for reproduction in writing
- n matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage
he signed and mailed his dictation without bothering to read it
- 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.
- VoiceMode's current discrete dictation means that users must pause between words, but CEO Rich Geruson says, "The next step is to speak naturally and continuously in full sentences.
- The same month in Hong Kong, seven-year-old Ng Dik-wai failed an exam in Chinese dictation, went home and leaped out of his high-rise apartmentearning him a place as among Asia .
- Bashar Assad in Forbes
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.
- Saeb Erekat in Aljazeera.net
Erekat said it was "part of the same policy of dictation rather than negotiation".
- Nawaz Sharif in Guardian Unlimited
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.