Dictation vs Minutes - What's the difference?

dictation | minutes |


As a noun dictation

is (uncountable) dictating, the process of speaking for someone else to write down the words.

As a verb minutes is

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dictation

English

Noun

  • (uncountable) Dictating, the process of speaking for someone else to write down the words
  • Since I learned shorthand, I can take dictation at eighty words a minute.
  • (countable) An activity in school where the teacher reads a passage aloud and the students write it down
  • 1908: Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables - We had reading and geography and Canadian history and dictation today.
  • (countable) The act of ordering or commanding
  • 1852:' Lysander Spooner, ''An Essay on the Trial by Jury'' - ...jurors in England have formerly understood it to be their right and duty to judge only according to their consciences, and not to submit to any ' dictation from the court, either as to law or fact.
  • (uncountable) Orders given in an overbearing manner
  • His habit, even with friends, was that of dictation .

    minutes

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • (uncountable) The official notes kept during a meeting.
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