|1.||[ noun ] a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance|
"the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"
|Related terms:||public_speaking read declaim|
|2.||[ noun ] systematic training by multiple repetitions|
|Synonyms:||practice exercise practice_session drill|
"practice makes perfect"
|Related terms:||training rehearsal scrimmage target_practice shadowboxing drill fire_drill manual_of_arms review rehearsal drill drill|
|3.||[ noun ] a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study|
|Related terms:||session course|
|4.||[ noun ] (writing) written matter that is recited from memory|
|Related terms:||matter declamation recite|
|5.||[ noun ] (education) an instance of a student reciting a lesson that has been learned|