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citation

[ sahy-tey-shuhn ]
/ saɪˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun

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Origin of citation

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English citacio(u)n, from Late Latin citātiōn- (stem of citātiō ), equivalent to Latin citāt(us), past participle of citāre “to set in motion, call before a court” + -iōn- noun suffix; see origin at cite1, -ion
ci·ta·tion·al, adjectivenon·ci·ta·tion, nounpre·ci·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for citation

citation
/ (saɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun

the quoting of a book or author in support of a fact
a passage or source cited for this purpose
a listing or recounting, as of facts
an official commendation or award, esp for bravery or outstanding service, work, etc, usually in the form of a formal statement made in public
law
  1. an official summons to appear in court
  2. the document containing such a summons
law the quoting of decided cases to serve as guidance to a court
citatory (ˈsaɪtətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective
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