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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them, with slight attention.

Usage examples (39)
  • The teacher considered memorization of the alphabet to be rote learning.
  • Of course, it being rote is part of the point, as Fforde's trying to deconstruct the whole genre.
  • The era of photocopied vocabulary lists read by rote is thankfully over, thanks to textbooks like Compelling Conversations.
  • Althouse: Ethnicity, spelling, and "rote" memorization. for more
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