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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



one of the types of written work used to reinforce and test knowledge and to form student habits. It is used most widely in the teaching of spelling and punctuation.

Specific forms of dictation are also used in the teaching of other subjects, for example, topographical dictation in geography lessons and musical dictation in lessons of solfége in music schools and conservatories.

S. N. GROMTSEVA [8–766–3; updated]

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The latter listens to the people and works accordingly, whereas the BJP dictates people and does what they wish to do.
With New Zealand entering the last quarter of its production cycle, milk output in Europe will dictate price trends for the coming six months.
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""This time, too, we will not accept attempts to dictate unilateral, time-bound moves to us.In a reality in which Islamic terror is reaching every corner of the globe, we will rebuff any attempt that would bring this terror into our home, into the State of Israel.
'Noble' argument would dictate the praise of public sector workers who have spent their lives "wading chest deep through" our mines, shipyards, factories, hospitals and trenches in order to defend, build, repair and care for our country.
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He sad after the hunger strikes in December 2011 the convicts think as if they can dictate their conditions.
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* PARIS and Berlin have launched a coup to control the eurozone, demanding rights to dictate the economic policy of member states.
ISLAMABAD, April 22, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Having Pakistans military leadership resistant to follow American dictate in deviation from best national interest, US Navy Admiral Mike Mullen exerted imperial powers, during his meetings here the other day.