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rote (s) (noun)
1. A mechanical or habitual repetition of something to be learned: "Jake memorized his speech by rote so he could make eye-contact with his audience and not have to look down at his notes."
2. Etymology: from Middle English, "practice, custom, routine"; from Old French rote (French route), "road, way, path"; from Vulgar Latin (via) rupta; literally "a broken way", feminine past participle of rumpere, "to break".
—Dr. Ernest Klein,
A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language,
Elsevier Publishing Company, New York, 1966.
This entry is located in the following unit: rupt-, -rupting, -ruption (page 5)
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rote (ROHT) (noun)
A memorizing process using a routine system or repetition, often without full attention or comprehension: As a child, Noel learned the multiplication tables by rote.
rote (ROHT) (adjective)
Referring to a mechanical routine: Operating the wringer is such a rote activity that Carmelita thinks that she could do it in her sleep.
wrote (ROHT) (verb)
1. To have drafted or formed letters or numbers on a surface with a pen, pencil, etc.: Emmet wrote a thank you note to his aunt for the lovely gift she sent him for his birthday.

The composer wrote his first symphony before he was twelve years old.

2. To have created a book, poem, story, etc. by writing words on paper, on a computer, etc.: Charla's friend wrote hundreds of poems during her lifetime as well as many articles for the local newspaper.
3. To have put information into the storage system of a computer: Elijah wrote the secret formula in code and then he uploaded it onto a separate disk.

Dominick wrote out his new spelling words several times so he could learn them by rote and not be afraid of the spelling test that would be coming later in the week.