or repeating of something from memory, especially formally or publicly.
oral response by a pupil or pupils to a teacher on a prepared lesson.
a period of classroom instruction.
an elocutionary delivery of a piece of poetry or prose, without the text, before an audience.
a piece so delivered or for such delivery.
Origin: 1475–85; Related forms
< Latin recitātiōn-
(stem of recitātiō
), equivalent to recitāt
) (past participle of recitāre
) + -iōn- -ion