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Meaning & Definition of Citation in English

English

Citation

/saɪteʃən/

noun

1. An official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

    synonym:
  • citation
  • ,
  • commendation

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

    synonym:
  • citation

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • citation
  • ,
  • cite
  • ,
  • acknowledgment
  • ,
  • credit
  • ,
  • reference
  • ,
  • mention
  • ,
  • quotation

4. A passage or expression that is quoted or cited

    synonym:
  • quotation
  • ,
  • quote
  • ,
  • citation

5. A summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding

    synonym:
  • citation

6. Thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948

    synonym:
  • Citation