Definition of rote noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rəʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//roʊt//
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(often used as an adjective) the process of learning something by repeating it until you remember it rather than by understanding the meaning of it to learn by rote rote learning Word OriginMiddle English (also in the sense ‘habit, custom’): of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rote