nar·ra·tion /næˈreʃən, nə-/
1. The act of telling or relating the particulars of an event; a recital of certain events, usually in chronological order; rehearsal.
2. That which is related; the relation in words or writing of the particulars of any transaction or event, or of any series of transactions or events; a narrative; story; history.
3. Rhet. That part of a discourse which recites the time, manner, or consequences of an action, or simply states the facts connected with the subject.
Syn: -- Account; recital; rehearsal; relation; description; explanation; detail; narrative; story; tale; history. See Account.
n 1: a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence
or course of events; presented in writing or drama or
cinema or as a radio or television program; "his
narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain
adults as well as children" [syn: narrative, story,
2: the act of giving an account describing incidents or a
course of events; "his narration was hesitant" [syn: recital,
3: (rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the
facts are set forth