dictational

dictation

[dik-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or manner of dictating for reproduction in writing.
2.
the act or manner of transcribing words uttered by another.
3.
words that are dictated or that are reproduced from dictation.
4.
the playing or singing of music to be notated by a listener, especially as a technique of training the ear.
5.
music notated from dictation.
6.
the act of commanding arbitrarily.
7.
something commanded.

Origin:
1650–60; < Late Latin dictātiōn- (stem of dictātiō) a dictating < Latin dictāt(us) (see dictate) + -iōn- -ion

dictational, adjective
nondictation, noun
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dictation (dɪkˈteɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of dictating material to be recorded or taken down in writing
2.  the material dictated
3.  authoritative commands or the act of giving them
 
dic'tational
 
adj

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dictation
1727, from L.L. dictationem, noun of action from dictare (see dictate).
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