Definitions for: Recitation

[n] systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
[n] a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study
[n] a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"
[n] written matter that is recited from memory

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: class period, course session, drill, exercise, practice, practice session, reading, recital

See Also: brushup, class, course, course of instruction, course of study, declamation, dry run, fire drill, grooming, manual, manual of arms, matter, military drill, oral presentation, preparation, public speaking, rehearsal, review, run through, scrimmage, session, shadowboxing, speaking, speechmaking, target practice, training

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