[ kwoh-tey-shuhn ]
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  1. something that is quoted; a passage quoted from a book, speech, etc.: a speech full of quotations from Lincoln's letters.

  2. the act or practice of quoting.

  1. Commerce.

    • the statement of the current or market price of a commodity or security.

    • 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

Other words for quotation

Other words from quotation

  • pre·quo·ta·tion, noun
  • self-quo·ta·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for quotation


/ (kwəʊˈteɪʃən) /

  1. a phrase or passage from a book, poem, play, etc, remembered and spoken, esp to illustrate succinctly or support a point or an argument

  2. the act or habit of quoting from books, plays, poems, etc

  1. commerce a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity

  2. an estimate of costs submitted by a contractor to a prospective client; tender

  3. 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

  4. 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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