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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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Speaking about Rhodri doing the theory test, Mr Miller said: "It was pretty much parrot fashion for him." He explained that some drivers who are caught speeding can receive more training and awareness courses than drivers who have just passed their test.
The parrots, both African greys, can be identi-fied due to some of the phrases they've learned parrot fashion.
We recited the Lord's Prayer at assembly, parrot fashion, without giving much thought to what it meant and none of the teachers I knew practised what you call Christian love and compassion.
Just because the majority of us don't speak Welsh, it doesn't mean to say we have to mouth the words parrot fashion - remember John Redwood, the former Tory Secretary of State for Wales?
"Also Ben had echolalia, which is when they repeat everything that is said, parrot fashion," she continues.
Then he repeats parrot fashion, like most of the other contestants, "Oh yeah, she is still part of the show.
I am a Scot and was taught parrot fashion as Kathleen was, and yes we got a clout on the lug if we dared cheek the teachers, police, or any adult for that matter and we got more than a clout when we got home for our cheek.
"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 gives the spirit of the late Ronnie Lane a contemporary bite, while the album's focused but downbeat perspective and melodic strength present an incisive player at the top of his game.
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.
"I will sit down and read the script so I know the story backwards and then learn my lines almost parrot fashion," says the heart-throb, who won over fans during the '80s with his portrayals of Robin Hood in the television series Robin of Sherwood and as Prince Michael of Moldavia in the American prime-time soap Dynasty.