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Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin lectura "action of reading", from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] lectus (past participle of legere "to read"), from Proto-Indo-European *leg- "gather, collect" (cf. Greek λέγειν legein "to say, tell, speak, declare", originally, in Homer, "to pick out, select, collect, enumerate"; λέξις lexis "speech, diction;" λόγος logos "word, speech, thought, account"; [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] lignum "wood, firewood," lit. “that which is gathered”). To read is to "pick out words".

Noun

Singular
lecture

Plural
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lecture ({{{1}}})
  1. A spoken lesson or exposition, usually delivered to group.
    During class today the professor delivered an interesting lecture.

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Verb

Infinitive
to lecture

Third person singular
lectur

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to lecture (third-person singular simple present lectur, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To teach, by giving a speech on a given topic.
  2. To berate, to scold.

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Pronunciation

Noun

lecture f. (plural lectures)

  1. reading

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