2 definitions found

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

Quotation \Quo*ta"tion\ (kw[-o]*t[=a]"sh[u^]n), noun [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. --Locke.

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.

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



1: 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}]

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

3: a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity

4: the practice of quoting from books or plays etc.; "since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation"

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