Etymology
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narration (n.)

early 15c., narracioun, "act of telling a story or recounting in order the particulars of some action, occurrence, or affair," also "that which is narrated or recounted, a story, an account of events," from Old French narracion "account, statement, a relating, recounting, narrating, narrative tale," and directly from Latin narrationem (nominative narratio) "a relating, narrative," noun of action from past-participle stem of narrare "to tell, relate, recount, explain," literally "to make acquainted with," from gnarus "knowing," from PIE *gne-ro-, suffixed form of root *gno- "to know."

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Definitions of narration

narration (n.)
a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program;
Synonyms: narrative / story / tale
narration (n.)
the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events;
his narration was hesitant
Synonyms: recital / yarn
narration (n.)
(rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth;
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