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

 rec·i·ta·tion /ˌrɛsəˈteʃən/
 詳述,吟誦,背誦詩

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rec·i·ta·tion n.
 1. The act of reciting; rehearsal; repetition of words or sentences.
 2. The delivery before an audience of something committed to memory, especially as an elocutionary exhibition; also, that which is so delivered.
 3. Colleges and Schools The rehearsal of a lesson by pupils before their instructor.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 recitation
      n 1: written matter that is recited from memory
      2: a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory)
         something prepared in advance; "the program included songs
         and recitations of well-loved poems" [syn: recital, reading]
      3: a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study
         [syn: course session, class period]
      4: systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes
         perfect" [syn: exercise, practice, drill, practice
         session]