What does recitation mean?

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Noun
  1. The act of publicly reciting something previously memorized.
  2. The material recited.
  3. A regularly scheduled class, in a school, in which discussion occurs of the material covered in a parallel lecture.
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The two boys have taken an interest in Annie's skills at poetic recitation.
A delegate holds her hand over her heart during the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the 2004 Republican National Convention.
The constant hum of the recitation may have been intended in part to induce a liminal state that was not entirely conscious.
The candidate concluded his recitation with an abbreviated recapitulation of the subdivisions of the five principal topics.
Only their fall and burial in the compost pile of materialism remains for recitation.
The children came to the darbar at 6.45 am, and one of the jathas led the recitation of Japji Sahib.

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