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Meaning & Definition of Quotation in English





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"
  • citation,
  • cite,
  • acknowledgment,
  • credit,
  • reference,
  • mention,
  • quotation

2. A passage or expression that is quoted or cited

  • quotation,
  • quote,
  • citation

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

  • quotation

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

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

Examples of using

In future I'd prefer to avoid sentences with quotation marks. That'll be better for the sentences and for me.
The quotation marks are superfluous.
It seems to me better without the quotation marks.