1. [syn: rehearsal, dry run]
2. (psychology) a form of practice; repetition of information (silently or aloud) in order to keep it in short-term memory;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rehearsal \Re*hears"al\ (r?*h?rs"a), n.
The act of rehearsing; recital; narration; repetition;
specifically, a private recital, performance, or season of
practice, in preparation for a public exhibition or exercise.
In rehearsal of our Lord's Prayer. --Hooker.
Here's marvelous convenient place for our rehearsal.
Dress rehearsal (Theater), a private preparatory
performance of a drama, opera, etc., in costume.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
105 Moby Thesaurus words for "rehearsal":
Gedankenexperiment, account, accounts, apprenticeship, audition,
basic training, bench test, body count, breaking, breeding,
capitulation, census, conditioning, copy, count, critique,
cultivation, description, development, direction, discipline,
dress rehearsal, drill, drilling, dry run, dwelling upon,
elaboration, enumeration, exercise, fetching-up, flight test,
fostering, going over, grooming, head count, hearing,
housebreaking, improvement, in-service training, inventory,
iteration, manual training, military training, mise-en-scene,
mounting, narration, narrative, nose count, nurture, nurturing,
on-the-job training, pilot plan, practical test, practice,
practicing, preparation, production, raising, readying,
reaffirmation, rearing, recap, recapitulation, recital, reckoning,
recount, recountal, recounting, rehash, reissue, reiteration,
relation, repeat, repertory, repetition, reprint, restatement,
resume, retelling, review, road test, run-through, shakedown,
shakedown cruise, sloyd, stage management, staging, statement,
summary, summation, summing, summing up, tale-telling, telling,
test flight, test run, training, trial run, tryout, upbringing,
vocational education, vocational training, walk-through, workout,