quotation (n.)

  1. 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: citation , cite , acknowledgment , credit , reference , mention ]

  2. a passage or expression that is quoted or cited

    [ Syn: 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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