- the statement of the current or market price of a commodity or security.
- the price so stated.
Origin of quotation
Examples from the Web for quotation
My family still calls me Joe," he says, "but when my mother's mad, she'll call me Nathan in quotation marks.New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’|Ross Wetzsteon|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I saw it in "Quotation", a group show at the Confederation Center of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
The Rubio camp quickly distanced the lawmaker—who did not participate in the story—from the quotation.GOP in the Lions’ Den: Why Do Republicans Talk to Liberal Media?|David Freedlander|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The endless succession of quotation marks is its own contrivance, a scrim between Shields and the world.
Since Andrew does a point-by-point rebuttal, it's difficult to format a quotation from his piece.Don't Legalize Marijuana: The Case for More Paternalism in America|David Frum|January 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Page 313: The quotation mark immediately following 'It begins immediately with' has no closing quote.
"Aurea mediocritas," exclaimed my uncle, delighted with his quotation.The Ink-Stain, Complete|Rene Bazin
It is not necessary to establish this point by the quotation of particular passages.Companion to the Bible|E. P. Barrows
These four lines seem to be a quotation, probably from some old ballad.A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 12 (of 15)|Robert Dodsley
Quotation of the words of Eliphaz in proof of total depravity is a grave error.Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job|Robert Watson
British Dictionary definitions for quotation
Word Origin and History for quotation
mid-15c., "numbering," later (1530s) "marginal notation," noun of action from quote (v.) or else from Medieval Latin quotationem (nominative quotatio), noun of action from past participle stem of quotare "to number." Meaning "an act of quoting" is from 1640s; that of "passage quoted" is from 1680s. Quotation marks attested by 1777.