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  1. lectures

    A lecture (from Latin lēctūra “reading” ) is an oral presentation intended to present information or teach people about a particular subject, for example by a university or college teacher. Lectures are used to convey critical information, history, background, theories, and equations. A politician's speech, a minister's sermon, or even a business person's sales presentation may be similar in form to a lecture. Usually the lecturer will stand at the front of the room and recite information relevant to the lecture's content. Though lectures are much criticised as a teaching method, universities have not yet found practical alternative teaching methods for the large majority of their courses. Critics point out that lecturing is mainly a one-way method of communication that does not involve significant audience participation but relies upon passive learning. Therefore, lecturing is often contrasted to active learning. Lectures delivered by talented speakers can be highly stimulating; at the very least, lectures have survived in academia as a quick, cheap, and efficient way of introducing large numbers of students to a particular field of study. Lectures have a significant role outside the classroom, as well. Academic and scientific awards routinely include a lecture as part of the honor, and academic conferences often center on "keynote addresses", i.e., lectures. The public lecture has a long history in the sciences and in social movements. Union halls, for instance, historically have hosted numerous free and public lectures on a wide variety of matters. Similarly, churches, community centers, libraries, museums, and other organizations have hosted lectures in furtherance of their missions or their constituents' interests. Lectures represent a continuation of oral tradition in contrast to textual communication in books and other media. Lectures may be considered a type of grey literature.

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  1. Lectures

    Works consisting of speeches read or delivered before an audience or class, especially for instruction or to set forth some subject. They are differentiated from ADDRESSES [PUBLICATION TYPE] which are less didactic and more informational, entertaining, inspirational, or polemic. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

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    Rank popularity for the word 'lectures' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3373

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lectures in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lectures in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of lectures in a Sentence

  1. Walt Whitman:

    Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, when I give I give myself.

  2. John Gay:

    How the mother is to be pitied who hath handsome daughters! Locks, bolts, bars, and lectures of morality are nothing to them: they break through them all. They have as much pleasure in cheating a father and mother, as in cheating at cards.

  3. Geoff Burgan:

    Andrew Gillum is not a subject of This FBI investigation, and Andrew Gillum's committed to rooting out any corruption or wrongdoing in Tallahassee, we're not going to take ethics lectures from Congressman Ron DeSantis, who is marching in lockstep with the most morally, ethically and legally challenged President in American history.

  4. Unknown:

    The private corporate top honchos who used to advocate integrity lessons to their employees or even conduct lectures on ethics as visiting faculty to Business Schools or University, have been seen now getting caught in scam, scandal, bribery and corruption cases.

  5. Kendall Davis:

    When we finally did get together, with social distancing and masking, all the lectures and the information that we [ studied ]... they basically forgot all that information, i almost had to reteach lecture courses, and it was quite a learning curve.

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