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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n recitation systematic training by multiple repetitions "practice makes perfect"
    • n recitation a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study
    • n recitation a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"
    • n recitation written matter that is recited from memory
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Throughout his career, DeWolf Hopper recited Casey at the Bat" over 10,000 times.
    • Recitation The act of reciting; rehearsal; repetition of words or sentences.
    • Recitation The delivery before an audience of something committed to memory, especially as an elocutionary exhibition; also, that which is so delivered.
    • Recitation (Colleges and Schools) The rehearsal of a lesson by pupils before their instructor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n recitation The act of reciting or repeating what has been committed to memory; the oral delivery of a composition without the text, especially as a public exercise or performance.
    • n recitation The rehearsal by a pupil or student of a lesson or exercise to a teacher or other person; a meeting of a class for the purpose of being orally examined in a lesson.
    • n recitation In music:
    • n recitation Same as recitative.
    • n recitation Same as reciting-note.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Recitation (res-i-tā′shun) act of reciting: a public reading: rehearsal
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Master and Doctor are my titles; for ten years now, without repose, I held my erudite recitals and led my pupils by the nose.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham
    “The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. recitatio,: cf. F. récitation,. See Recite
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. réciter—L. recitāre—L. re-, again, citāre, -ātum, to call.


In literature:

The other paragraphs are recited in the same manner, blowing once after each.
"The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees" by James Mooney
How certain may he feel in his selection of material, how powerful in his recital!
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
Now for a bee-ootiful recitation.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
The child recited a poem which she had learned by heart for her uncle's benefit.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Paul decided to yield the point for a time, at least, and he recited his lesson as directed by the professor.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
Just as Miss Baylis was about to begin she was summoned from the recitation room by Miss Forsdyke.
"A Dixie School Girl" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Tales and old poems were known to special reciters.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
In illustration of the latter statement, there recurs an incident in my father's life that will bear recital.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
There's the nine o'clock bell, fellows, and I've got a recit.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Indeed, if it is to be read, I will recite it myself.
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius

In poetry:

Uncle he learns us to rhyme an' write
An' all be poets an' all recite:
His little-est poet's his little-est niece,
An' this is her little-est poetry-piece.
"A Session With Uncle Sidney" by James Whitcomb Riley
"The Other Side is gay and bright;
We are so happy there and free,
And Dan McGrew I oft recite,
And follow up with Sam McGee . . .
But now excuse me, I must flee."
"The Seance" by Robert W Service
She bade the priest recite his words
While hand in hand were they,
Lord Dusiote's soul to waft to bliss;
He had her hand, her vow, her kiss,
And his body was borne away.
"The Young Princess -- A Ballad Of Old Laws Of Love" by George Meredith
Exult then, and God your Redeemer applaud,
His glories with transport recite;
Your hands clap, and sing to the praise of heav'n's king,
And take in the task true delight.
"Another Invitation, Or Exhortation To Worship Christ Jesus" by Rees Prichard
Farewell! to every one in the Argyle Hall.
That has Come to hear McGonagall.
Recite, and sing, his Songs to night.
Which I hope will long be rernember'd when I'm out of sight.
"Farewell Address at the Argyle Hall" by William Topaz McGonagall
And Memory closes her sad recital,—
In Fate’s cold eyes there are kindly gleams,—
While for one brief moment of blest requital,—
The parted have met,—in the Land of Dreams.
"In The Land Of Dreams" by Mary Hannay Foott

In news:

Publicly sworn in on January 1, 2006, Mayor Bloomberg recited the oath of office with his two daughters, Emma and Georgina, at his side.
First grader Chiamaka Ariguzo, reciting numbers in Chinese while teacher Gina Chang works with the class.
Tokyo (AP) When the little guy got lost, he did just what he had been taught recite his name and address to a stranger willing to help.
Go up to Scott Shepherd and ask him to begin reciting from, say, the beginning of Chapter Seven of "The Great Gatsby" and he pauses for only a moment.
NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University Chamber Orchestra will perform with the Natchitoches Central High School Orchestra Sunday, Oct 28 at 4 pm in Magale Recital Hall.
A baroque oboe specialist and Evansville oboe students will present free, public recitals in Wheeler Concert Hall.
Arguably the most spectacular new venue in Melbourne, Australia, is the Melbourne Recital Centre, which opened last year.
55 p.m.–which meant my son and I had a full five minutes to get inside, find the rest of our family and settle in to enjoy the always entertaining fifth-grade Christmas recital.
Students at the Asher Holmes Elementary School in Marlboro are standing in front of the American flag and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance everyday.
Most of us can recite dialogue.
Actors recite Yelp's finest reviews, and Twitter unveils 'Twindex'.
Rick Snyder signed legislation on Friday to guarantee all public school children the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance every day.
Pledge of Allegiance First Recited 120 Years Ago.
Do you regularly recite the Pledge of Allegiance .
(AP) — The Michigan Legislature has passed legislation requiring every state public school classroom to have a US flag and schools provide an opportunity for students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance .

In science:

After initial attempts at keeping exact account of these assumptions resulted in cumbersome mantra recited before every statement, I decided to indicate their necessity by a simple (LC) in the wording of the lemmas.
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
However, it is to be noted that in practise, as recited above, despite ’theoretical’ calculations as to the point of separation, other factors come into play, including the fact that the presence of any turbulence in the flow could actually delay flow separation.
The Exact General Solution of Painlev\'e's Sixth Equation (PVI) and The Exact General Solution of the Navier Stokes Equations with Applications to Boundary Layer Problems
No new principles other than those recited above have been used in the resolution of other elements of the Navier Stokes equations.
The Exact General Solution of Painlev\'e's Sixth Equation (PVI) and The Exact General Solution of the Navier Stokes Equations with Applications to Boundary Layer Problems
The classes are taught in fairly traditional structure, with three hours of large lecture (N ~ 200) per week, one hour of small-group recitation (N = 24), and two hours of laboratory.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
Most people who recite this litany do not realize that we have at least one possible solution already in hand.
Theoretical Summary Lecture for EPS HEP99