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rote 1(rt)n.1. A memorizing process using routine or repetition, often without full attention or comprehension: learn by rote. rote1[roht] noun1.routine;afixed,habitual,ormechanicalcourseofprocedure:theroteofdailyliving. adjective2.proceedingmechanicallyandrepetitiously;beingmechanicalandrepetitiousinnature; routine;habitual:roteperformance;roteimplementation;Hisbehaviorbecamemorerotewitheverypassingyear. Idioms3.byrote,frommemory,withoutthoughtofthemeaning;inamechanicalway:tolearnalanguagebyrote. Origin:
1275–1325;
MiddleEnglish;ofobscureorigin. Rote learning is a memorization technique based on repetition. The idea is that one will be able to quickly recall the meaning of the material the more one repeats it. Some of the alternatives to rote learning include meaningful learning, associative learning, and active learning.