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narration

[na-rey-shuh n] /næˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
something narrated; an account, story, or narrative.
2.
the act or process of narrating.
3.
a recital of events, especially in chronological order, as the story narrated in a poem or the exposition in a drama.
4.
Rhetoric. (in classical speech) the third part, the exposition of the question.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin narrātiōn- (stem of narrātiō), equivalent to narrāt(us) (see narrate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
narrational, adjective
nonnarration, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for narrational

narration

/nəˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of narrating
2.
a narrated account or story; narrative
3.
(in traditional rhetoric) the third step in making a speech, the putting forward of the question
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Word Origin and History for narrational

narration

n.

early 15c., from Old French narracion "account, statement, a relating, recounting, narrating, narrative tale," and directly from Latin narrationem (nominative narratio) "a relating, narrative," noun of action from past participle stem of narrare "to tell, relate, recount, explain," literally "to make acquainted with," from gnarus "knowing," from PIE suffixed zero-grade *gne-ro-, from root *gno- "to know" (see know).

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narrational in Culture

narration definition


The recounting of an event or series of events; the act of telling a story.

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