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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dic·ta·tion /dɪkˈteʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dic·ta·tion n.
 1. The act of dictating; the act or practice of prescribing; also that which is dictated.
    It affords security against the dictation of laws.   --Paley.
 2. The speaking to, or the giving orders to, in an overbearing manner; authoritative utterance; as, his habit, even with friends, was that of dictation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
           [syn: command, bid, bidding]
      2: speech intended for reproduction in writing
      3: matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated
         passage; "he mailed the dictation without bothering to
         read it"