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recitation

 
Noun recitation has 4 senses
  1. recitation - written matter that is recited from memory
    --1 is a kind of
    matter
    --1 has particulars: declamation
    Derived form: verb recite2
  2. recitation, recital, reading - a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance; "the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems"
    --2 is a kind of public speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentation
    Derived forms: verb recite3, verb recite1
  3. course session, class period, recitation - a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study
    --3 is a kind of session
    --3 is a part of course, course of study, course of instruction, class
  4. exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitation - systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
    --4 is a kind of training, preparation, grooming
    --4 has particulars:
     fire drill; manual of arms, manual; military drill; rehearsal; rehearsal, dry run; review, brushup; scrimmage; shadowboxing; target practice
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