lecture

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Lecture is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
lecture

Plural
lectures

  1. (countable) A lecture is a talk about a specific topic. Usually, it is a planned talk and it often lasts a long time.
    My teacher is giving a lecture on human rights tonight at the university.

Verb[change]

Plain form
lecture

Third-person singular
lectures

Past tense
lectured

Past participle
lectured

Present participle
lecturing

  1. If you lecture someone, you teach them something.
  2. If you lecture someone, you scold them.