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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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This went as far as actually scripting answers to questions that the spin doctors anticipated the media representatives would be asking, which presumably the players and coaches were encouraged to learn parrot fashion.
She said: "We learned and remembered things parrot fashion.
The crowds at The Millennium Stadium sing the national anthem parrot fashion without knowing the origin of the words.
GEORGE joined the Rose family to enjoy his weekly roast dinner - parrot fashion.
IT didn't take long for these Pretty Pollies to pick up their new skills - not when they were learning it parrot fashion.
It will be some time before these early warnings are picked up in the official statistics - so it is not a lot of good for politicians to repeat parrot fashion that official statistics show that the garden is rosy.
PARROT FASHION After plundering the photoshoot, Brit steps out yesterday looking every inch a pirate Picture: CELEBRITYBABYLON.
People often take it for granted I'm a fluent Welsh speaker, because I've played characters with strong Welsh accents and have even acted in Welsh learning the lines parrot fashion.
I'd much rather meet teenagers capable of thinking for themselves, with their own ideas and opinions, rather than ones who spout knowledge parrot fashion without any real concept of what it all means.
Dave has written four books: Sporting Questions, Parrot Fashion (Robsons Books); Soccer Brain (Milo Books); Liverpool FC - The Ultimate Book of Stats and Facts, with Ged Rea (Bluecoat Press); Everton FC - The Ultimate Book of Stats and Facts, with Gavin Buckland (Bluecoat).
I wasn't just typing up parrot fashion without reading and absorbing what they were doing.