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Keynote vs. Lecture

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Keynotenoun

(music) The note on which a musical key is based; the tonic.

Lecturenoun

A spoken lesson or exposition, usually delivered to a group.

‘During class today the professor delivered an interesting lecture.’;

Keynotenoun

The main theme of a speech, a written work, or a conference.

Lecturenoun

A berating or scolding.

‘I really don't want you to give me a lecture about my bad eating habits.’;

Keynotenoun

A speech that sets the main theme of a conference or other gathering; a keynote speech or keynote address.

Lecturenoun

(obsolete) The act of reading.

‘the lecture of Holy Scripture’;

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Keynoteverb

(transitive) To deliver a speech that sets the main theme of a conference or other gathering.

Lectureverb

(ambitransitive) To teach (somebody) by giving a speech on a given topic.

‘The professor lectured to two classes this morning.’;

Keynotenoun

The tonic or first tone of the scale in which a piece or passage is written; the fundamental tone of the chord, to which all the modulations of the piece are referred; - called also key tone.

Lectureverb

(transitive) To preach, to berate, to scold.

‘Emily's father lectured her about the importance of being home before midnight.’;

Keynotenoun

The fundamental fact or idea; that which gives the key; as, the keynote of a policy or a sermon.

Lecturenoun

The act of reading; as, the lecture of Holy Scripture.

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Keynotenoun

the principal theme in a speech or literary work

Lecturenoun

A discourse on any subject; especially, a formal or methodical discourse, intended for instruction; sometimes, a familiar discourse, in contrast with a sermon.

Keynotenoun

a fundamental or central idea

Lecturenoun

A reprimand or formal reproof from one having authority.

Keynotenoun

(music) the first note of a diatonic scale

Lecturenoun

A rehearsal of a lesson.

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Keynoteverb

set the keynote of;

‘Comfort keynotes this designer's Fall collection’;

Lectureverb

To read or deliver a lecture to.

Keynoteverb

give the keynote address to (an audience)

Lectureverb

To reprove formally and with authority.

Keynote

A keynote in public speaking is a talk that establishes a main underlying theme. In corporate or commercial settings, greater importance is attached to the delivery of a keynote speech or keynote address.

Lectureverb

To deliver a lecture or lectures.

Lecturenoun

a speech that is open to the public;

‘he attended a lecture on telecommunications’;

Lecturenoun

a lengthy rebuke;

‘a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline’; ‘the teacher gave him a talking to’;

Lecturenoun

teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)

Lectureverb

deliver a lecture or talk;

‘She will talk at Rutgers next week’; ‘Did you ever lecture at Harvard?’;

Lectureverb

censure severely or angrily;

‘The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car’; ‘The deputy ragged the Prime Minister’; ‘The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup’;

Lecture

A lecture (from the French lecture, meaning 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.

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