What does Quotation mean?

Definitions for Quotation
kwoʊˈteɪ ʃənQuo·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotationnoun

    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"

  2. quotation, quote, citationnoun

    a passage or expression that is quoted or cited

  3. quotationnoun

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

  4. quotationnoun

    the practice of quoting from books or plays etc.

    "since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation"


  1. quotationnoun

    A fragment of a human expression that is being referred to by somebody else. Most often a quotation is taken from literature, but also sentences from a speech, scenes from a movie, elements of a painting, etc. may be quoted.

    "Where they burn books, they will also burn people" is a famous quotation from Heinrich Heine.

  2. quotationnoun

    The act of naming a price; the price that has been quoted.

    Let's get a quotation for repairing the roof before we decide whether it's worth doing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quotationnoun

    the act of quoting or citing

    Etymology: [From Quote.]

  2. Quotationnoun

    that which is quoted or cited; a part of a book or writing named, repeated, or adduced as evidence or illustration

    Etymology: [From Quote.]

  3. Quotationnoun

    the naming or publishing of the current price of stocks, bonds, or any commodity; also the price named

    Etymology: [From Quote.]

  4. Quotationnoun

    quota; share

    Etymology: [From Quote.]

  5. Quotationnoun

    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

    Etymology: [From Quote.]


  1. Quotation

    A quotation is the repetition of one expression as part of another one, particularly when the quoted expression is well-known or explicitly attributed by citation to its original source, and it is indicated by quotation marks. A quotation can also refer to the repeated use of units of any other form of expression, especially parts of artistic works: elements of a painting, scenes from a movie or sections from a musical composition.

Editors Contribution

  1. quotation

    The act and process of to quote.

    The quotation was accurate and specific to the request for quotation and was submitted.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Quotation' in Nouns Frequency: #2792

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Quotation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Quotation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Quotation in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    When a fox gives the sermon, the wolves are largely there in the congregation to offer him a fake appreciation on his oration and quotation, but later on that audience only makes a big fun of him in his absence.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    If you tell quotation to a fool, it has to be explained to him.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The greatest tragedy for a good quotation is to be anonymous; and for the bad one, is to be known and famous!

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    A fine quotation has really no meaning only when one reads without getting any inspiration from it.

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