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quotation

noun quo·ta·tion \kwō-ˈtā-shən also kō-\

: something that a person says or writes that is repeated or used by someone else in another piece of writing or a speech

: the act of using quotations in a piece of writing or a speech

: a written statement of how much money a particular job will cost to do

Full Definition of QUOTATION

1
:  something that is quoted; especially :  a passage referred to, repeated, or adduced
2
a :  the act or process of quoting
b (1) :  the naming or publishing of current bids and offers or prices of securities or commodities
(2) :  the bids, offers, or prices so named or published; especially :  the highest bid and lowest offer for a particular security in a given market at a given time

Examples of QUOTATION

  1. He gathered quotations from the trial transcript to prove his point.
  2. a well-known quotation attributed to Abraham Lincoln
  3. a book of humorous quotations
  4. She relied heavily on quotation in her essays, which made them less original.

First Known Use of QUOTATION

1607

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