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Meaning & Definition of Quotation in English

English

Quotation

/kwoʊteʃən/

noun

1. 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

2. A passage or expression that is quoted or cited

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

3. A statement of the current market price of a security or commodity

    synonym:
  • quotation

4. The practice of quoting from books or plays etc.

  • "Since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation"
    synonym:
  • quotation

Examples of using

"Love your neighbour as yourself" is a quotation from the Bible.