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rote learn·ing

the learning of arbitrary relationships, usually by repetition of the learning procedure through memorization and without an understanding of the relationships.

rote learn·ing

(rōt lĕrn'ing)
The learning of arbitrary relationships, usually by repetition of the learning procedure through memorization and without an understanding of the relationships.
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Nevertheless, experiences in learning musical passages by rote, with an emphasis on listening, are beneficial.
Joseph Convent School in the midlands of Ireland, the good sisters taught us by rote and rule; if we didn't master the rote, the rule(r) rode our knuckles.
But many teachers taught by rote "behind closed doors".
But many teachers taught children by rote 'behind closed doors', she said.
What makes ``The Jury'' feel like a bit of a cheat is how some jurors are clearly planted as devil's advocates, challenging suppositions by rote, and the lamely expository fashion in which information from the case, by turns damning and exculpatory, are dribbled out in flashbacks.
I think that having to recite a Pledge of Allegiance to your country, droned by rote every single day before school or before every baseball game, is ridiculous ("One Nation Indivisible," December Church & State).
But there is something extra amusing about the same thing happening in Japan, where schools spend a good chunk of their time forcing children to learn geographical facts by rote.
People bothering to get in the car for something on a Friday evening, even from out of town, and driving downtown and parking and coming in here means they're doing it purposefully, not by rote.
THE YES MEN are a band of pranksters who specialize in sending up the WorldTrade Organization, sometimes with wit and sometimes by rote.