narration ar*ra"tion, n. [L. narratio: cf. F. narration.] 1. The act of telling or relating the particulars of an event; a recital of certain events, usually in chronological order; rehearsal. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is related; the relation in words or writing of the particulars of any transaction or event, or of any series of transactions or events; a narrative; story; history. [1913 Webster]

3. (Rhet.) That part of a discourse which recites the time, manner, or consequences of an action, or simply states the facts connected with the subject. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Account; recital; rehearsal; relation; description; explanation; detail; narrative; story; tale; history. See {Account}. [1913 Webster]

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