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, 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"

  2. quotation, quote, citation(noun)

    a passage or expression that is quoted or cited

  3. quotation(noun)

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

  4. quotation(noun)

    the practice of quoting from books or plays etc.

    "since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation"

Wiktionary

  1. quotation(Noun)

    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. quotation(Noun)

    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. Quotation(noun)

    the act of quoting or citing

    Etymology: [From Quote.]

  2. Quotation(noun)

    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. Quotation(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Quote.]

  4. Quotation(noun)

    quota; share

    Etymology: [From Quote.]

  5. Quotation(noun)

    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.]

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. Ambrose Bierce:

    Quotation, n The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.

  2. 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.

  3. Henry W. Fowler, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926):

    Quotation ... A writer expresses himself in words that have been used before because they give his meaning better than he can give it himself, or because they are beautiful or witty, or because he expects them to touch a cord of association in his reader, or because he wishes to show that he is learned and well read. Quotations due to the last motive are invariably ill-advised; the discerning reader detects it and is contemptuous; the undiscerning is perhaps impressed, but even then is at the same time repelled, pretentious quotations being the surest road to tedium.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One can realize a reality The world media play and picture as an open market of press and speech that a majority enjoys the open markets, where one finds the cheapest, but low-quality materials, which no one bothers. Conversely, the specialty shops that decorate and sell expensive and quality materials; a few ones visit that since both factors logically depend on one's capacity and power of perches. Similarly, each field defines and holds such stage and level in the sense of competency, whether financial, qualification, vision, or ability to approach the point. In this prospect; indeed, one experiences, in the literature of all forms and categories that, the mass of minds reads low and senseless writings; whereas, neglect and disdain the academic and visionary writing and subject. The distinction that describes and shows the natural human history, which never prevails skill and wisdom that becomes authentic, quotable, and worthy quotation for all the times.

  5. Robert Chapman:

    A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion.

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