citation (n.)

  1. an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

    [ Syn: 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 students 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: cite , acknowledgment , credit , reference , mention , quotation ]

  4. a passage or expression that is quoted or cited

    [ Syn: quotation , quote ]

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

  6. thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948

    [ Syn: citation ]

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