What does quotation mean?

Definitions for quotation
kwoʊˈteɪ ʃənquo·ta·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quotation.

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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Quotationnoun

    Etymology: from quote.

    He, that has but ever so little examined the citations of writers, cannot doubt how little credit the quotations deserve, where the originals are wanting. John Locke.

    He rang’d his tropes, and preach’d up patience,
    Back’d his opinion with quotations. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quotationnoun

    the act of quoting or citing

  2. Quotationnoun

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

  3. Quotationnoun

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

  4. Quotationnoun

    quota; share

  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

  6. Etymology: [From Quote.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Catholic News Agency:

    No quotation of the aforementioned article must therefore be considered as a faithful transcription of the words of the Holy Father.

  2. Dorothy L. Sayers:

    A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.

  3. Joseph Roux:

    A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.

  4. Dorothy L. Sayers:

    I always have a quotation for everything-- it saves original thinking.

  5. Colonel William Prescott:

    Don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes.N.B. A lesser-known version of this quotation was supposedly said by Frederick the Great at Prague in 1757 By push of bayonets, no firing till you see the whites of their eyes.

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