1、re- "back, again" + cit- "summon" + -ation.
- recitation (n.)
- late 15c., "act of detailing," from Old French récitation (14c.) and directly from Latin recitationem (nominative recitatio) "public reading, a reading aloud," noun of action from past participle stem of recitare (see recite). Meaning "act of repeating aloud" is from 1620s; that of "repetition of a prepared lesson" is first recorded 1770, American English.
- 1. The letter was short — a simple recitation of their problem.
- 2. The transmission began with a recitation from the Koran.
- 3. She continued her recitation of the week's events.
- 4. His recitation was cadenced and rich in feeling.
- 5. The boy made many blunders as he stumbled through his recitation.
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