Simple Definition of citation
: an official order to appear before a court of law
: a formal public statement that praises a person for doing something good or brave
: a line or short section taken from a piece of writing or a speech
Full Definition of citation
1 : an official summons to appear (as before a court)
3 : mention: as a : a formal statement of the achievements of a person receiving an academic honor b : specific reference in a military dispatch to meritorious performance of duty
Examples of citation
He was issued a citation.
He received a citation for reckless driving.
gave her a citation for bravery
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