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Explanation: I understand parroting to mean repeating something ("parrot-fashion") without understanding it.
Examples: "so use your brain instead of just parroting ideas " commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/sunny_hundal/2007/02/caught_in_the_middle.html
"Are they merely young people parroting ideas that are popular in colleges ..." muse.jhu.edu/journals/reviews_in_american_history/v035/35.2brophy.html
I'm also finding usages which imply repetition without acknowledging sources, for example "posing as a leader in the arts and merely parroting ideas promoted by..." www.stuckism.com/Tate/Tate04.html