Complete Definition of "rote"

see|Röte
English

Etymology

  1. Mangling of wrote
  2. Alternatively, c.1300, in phrase bi rote “by heart”

Pronunciation
a|RP: IPA|/ɹəʊt/, SAMPA|/[email protected]/
a|US: IPA|/roʊt/, SAMPA|/roUt/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-əʊt|-əʊt

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. The process of committing to memory without logical aid.

#:Students were forced to learn by rote without really understanding the content.

Usage notes
This noun is mostly found in the phrase "by rote", and in attributive use: "rote learning", "rote memorization", and so on. It is not normally considered an adjective, but the derived adverb term|rotely is attested.

Derived terms
rotely


German
Adjective
rote

  1. inflected form of rot.

Norwegian

Verb
no-verb-1|rot

  1. to untidy, to make a mess
  2. slang to fool around (engage in casual or flirtatious sexual acts)

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