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.
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