|1.||[ noun ] an authoritative direction or instruction to do something|
|Synonyms:||command bidding bid|
|Related terms:||speech_act order commandment injunction commission open_sesame behest countermand command bid dictate|
|2.||[ noun ] (writing) matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage|
"he mailed the dictation without bothering to read it"
|Related terms:||matter dictate|
|3.||[ noun ] speech intended for reproduction in writing|
|Related terms:||speech dictate|