Definition of CITATION

a formal expression of praise <the citation for the Nobel Prize winner noted his major contributions to quantum theory>
a formal recognition of an achievement or praiseworthy deed <a police officer who has received several citations for his work with troubled youths in the city>
Synonyms acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), citation, mention
a passage referred to, repeated, or offered as an example <in your paper be sure to include citations to back up any points you make about the play>
Synonyms citation, quote

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