Rec`i*ta"tion (?), n. [L. recitatio: cf. F. r'ecitation. See Recite.]
The act of reciting; rehearsal; repetition of words or sentences.
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.
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