From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

narration \nar*ra"tion\, n. [L. narratio: cf. F. narration.]
   1. The act of telling or relating the particulars of an
      event; a recital of certain events, usually in
      chronological order; rehearsal.
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   2. That which is related; the relation in words or writing of
      the particulars of any transaction or event, or of any
      series of transactions or events; a narrative; story;
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   3. (Rhet.) That part of a discourse which recites the time,
      manner, or consequences of an action, or simply states the
      facts connected with the subject.
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   Syn: Account; recital; rehearsal; relation; description;
        explanation; detail; narrative; story; tale; history.
        See Account.
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