2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Citation \Ci*ta"tion\, noun [F. citation, LL. citatio, fr.L. citare to cite. See {Cite}]

1. An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice.

2. The act of citing a passage from a book, or from another person, in his own words; also, the passage or words quoted; quotation.

This horse load of citations and fathers. --Milton.

3. Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.

4. (Law) A reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement [syn: {citation}, {commendation}]

2: (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)

3: 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" [syn: {citation}, {cite}, {acknowledgment}, {credit}, {reference}, {mention}, {quotation}]

4: a passage or expression that is quoted or cited [syn: {quotation}, {quote}, {citation}]

5: a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding

6: thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948

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