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Dictionary definition for: Lecture

1. (n) a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications"

2. (v) deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week" "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"

3. (n) a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father''s idea of discipline" "the teacher gave him a talking to"

4. (v) 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"

5. (n) teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)

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