quotation

[ kwoh-tey-shuhn ]
/ kwoʊˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

something that is quoted; a passage quoted from a book, speech, etc.: a speech full of quotations from Lincoln's letters.
the act or practice of quoting.
Commerce.
  1. the statement of the current or market price of a commodity or security.
  2. the price so stated.

Origin of quotation

1525–35; 1810–15 for def 3; < Medieval Latin quotātiōn- (stem of quotātiō), equivalent to quotāt(us) (past participle of quotāre; see quote) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

pre·quo·ta·tion, nounself-quo·ta·tion, noun

Can be confused

quotation quote
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quotation

/ (kwəʊˈteɪʃən) /

noun

a phrase or passage from a book, poem, play, etc, remembered and spoken, esp to illustrate succinctly or support a point or an argument
the act or habit of quoting from books, plays, poems, etc
commerce a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity
an estimate of costs submitted by a contractor to a prospective client; tender
stock exchange registration granted to a company or governmental body, enabling the shares and other securities of the company or body to be officially listed and traded
printing a large block of type metal that is less than type-high and is used to fill up spaces in type pages
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