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Lecture

Lec´ture   Pronunciation: ~tũrd
n.1.The act of reading; as, the lecture of Holy Scripture.
2.A discourse on any subject; especially, a formal or methodical discourse, intended for instruction; sometimes, a familiar discourse, in contrast with a sermon.
3.A reprimand or formal reproof from one having authority.
4.(Eng. Universities) A rehearsal of a lesson.
v. t.1.To read or deliver a lecture to.
[imp. & p. p. Lectured (-tũrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Lecturing.]
2.To reprove formally and with authority.
v. i.1.To deliver a lecture or lectures.
Noun1.Lecturelecture - a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
Synonyms: public lecture, talk
2.lecture - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
Synonyms: talking to, speech
3.Lecturelecture - teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
Synonyms: lecturing
Verb1.lecture - deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
Synonyms: talk
2.lecture - censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
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