The act of publicly reciting something previously memorized. (noun)
The material recited. (noun)
A regularly scheduled class, in a school, in which discussion occurs of the material covered in a parallel lecture. (noun)
Examples of word recitation
The decision was written in such a way that I had a hard time discerning the factual time line of this case, but I believe that the following factual recitation is correct.
Know, O King, that last night I was at a party where they made a perfection of the Koran and got together doctors of law and religion skilled in recitation and intoning; and, when the readers ended, the table was spread and amongst other things they set before us was a marinated ragout553 flavoured with cumin seed.
The scene, containing much recitation, is long and well told.
There seems to be little doubt that public school teachers could not lead classes in recitation of that version of the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of each school day.
Her girls listened with grave attention; and by eagerly putting a question, whenever she showed signs of running down, they managed to stave off the Latin recitation for three quarters of an hour.