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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ci•ta•tionsaɪˈteɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of citing or quoting.

  2. a reference to an authority or a precedent, esp. in law.

  3. a passage cited; quotation.

  4. mention of a soldier or a unit in official dispatches, usu. for gallantry. an award, decoration, or the like, for exceptional military bravery.

    Category: Military

  5. any award or commendation, esp. for outstanding service or devotion to duty.

  6. a summons, esp. to appear in court. a document containing such a summons.

  7. a quotation showing a particular word or phrase in context.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  8. mention or enumeration.

Origin of citation:

1250–1300; ME< LL citātiō= L citā(re) (see cite1) +-tiō-tion

ci•ta′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. citation, commendation(noun)

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

  2. citation(noun)

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

  3. citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation(noun)

    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"

  4. quotation, quote, citation(noun)

    a passage or expression that is quoted or cited

  5. citation(noun)

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

  6. Citation(noun)

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948

Wiktionary

  1. citation(Noun)

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

  2. citation(Noun)

    The act of citing a passage from a book, or from another person, in his own words.

  3. citation(Noun)

    The passage or words quoted; quotation.

  4. citation(Noun)

    Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.

  5. citation(Noun)

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

  6. citation(Noun)

    A commendation in recognition of some achievement, or a formal statement of an achievement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Citation(noun)

    an official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice

  2. Citation(noun)

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

  3. Citation(noun)

    enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts

  4. Citation(noun)

    a reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law

Freebase

  1. Citation

    Broadly, a citation is a reference to a published or unpublished source. More precisely, a citation is an abbreviated alphanumeric expression embedded in the body of an intellectual work that denotes an entry in the bibliographic references section of the work for the purpose of acknowledging the relevance of the works of others to the topic of discussion at the spot where the citation appears. Generally the combination of both the in-body citation and the bibliographic entry constitutes what is commonly thought of as a citation. References to single, machine-readable assertions in electronic scientific articles are known as nanopublications, a form of microattribution. Citation has several important purposes: to uphold intellectual honesty, to attribute prior or unoriginal work and ideas to the correct sources, to allow the reader to determine independently whether the referenced material supports the author's argument in the claimed way, and to help the reader gauge the strength and validity of the material the author has used. The forms of citations generally subscribe to one of the generally accepted citations systems, such as the Oxford, Harvard, MLA, American Sociological Association, American Psychological Association, and other citations systems, as their syntactic conventions are widely known and easily interpreted by readers. Each of these citation systems has its respective advantages and disadvantages relative to the trade-offs of being informative and thus are chosen relative to the needs of the type of publication being crafted. Editors will often specify the citation system to use.


Translations for Citation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

quotation(noun)

a person's exact words, as repeated by someone else

a quotation from Shakespeare.

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