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Meaning of QUOTATION

Pronunciation:  kwow'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the practice of quoting from books or plays etc.; "since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation"
  2. [n]  a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
  3. [n]  a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity
  4. [n]  a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"

QUOTATION is a 9 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: acknowledgment, citation, credit, mention, quote, reference
 See Also: annotation, cross-index, cross-reference, epigraph, excerpt, extract, mimesis, misquotation, notation, note, pattern, photo credit, practice, selection, statement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Quo*ta"tion\, n. [From {Quote}.]
1. The act of quoting or citing.

2. That which is quoted or cited; a part of a book or writing
   named, repeated, or adduced as evidence or illustration.

3. (Com.) The naming or publishing of the current price of
   stocks, bonds, or any commodity; also the price named.

4. Quota; share. [Obs.]

5. (print.) A piece of hollow type metal, lower than type,
   and measuring two or more pica ems in length and breadth,
   used in the blank spaces at the beginning and end of
   chapters, etc.

{Quotation marks} (Print.), two inverted commas placed at the
   beginning, and two apostrophes at the end, of a passage
   quoted from an author in his own words.