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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Recitation  \Rec`i*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  recitatio:  cf  F. 
  r['e]citation.  See  {Recite}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  reciting;  rehearsal;  repetition  of  words  or 
  sentences.  --Hammond. 
 
  2.  The  delivery  before  an  audience  of  something  committed  to 
  memory,  especially  as  an  elocutionary  exhibition;  also 
  that  which  is  so  delivered. 
 
  3.  (Colleges  and  Schools)  The  rehearsal  of  a  lesson  by  pupils 
  before  their  instructor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  recitation 
  n  1:  a  public  instance  of  reciting  or  repeating  something 
  prepared;  "the  program  included  songs  and  recitations  of 
  well-loved  poems"  [syn:  {recital},  {reading}] 
  2:  an  instance  of  a  student  reciting  a  lesson  that  has  been 
  learned 




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