Examples of quotation in a Sentence
He gathered quotations from the trial transcript to prove his point.
a well-known quotation attributed to Abraham Lincoln
a book of humorous quotations
She relied heavily on quotation in her essays, which made them less original.
Recent Examples of quotation from the Web
The quotations at the head of this chapter appeared in a lecture given by Noelle-Neumann just two months after the 1965 election.
Almost all of the quotations in this section are drawn from that group.
And that's all the more reason to think twice about a great quotation.
Several performers read bits of quotations from various historical figures including President Lyndon B. Johnson, Pope Paul VI and even Adolf Hitler, alongside snippets of media coverage, creating a sort of verbal collage.
Business books are Pez dispensers of breezy illustrative references: animal factoids, celebrity anecdotes, contextless quotation from famous writers, historical object lessons.
No one is the sum of her entries in Bartlett’s or the Goodreads.com quotation vaults.
His suit charges that a Fox News reporter created quotations out of thin air and attributed them to him to propel her story.
One of Johnson's key innovations was using quotations to help explain the meaning of a word, a common find in many dictionaries today.
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First Known Use of quotation
Financial Definition of QUOTATION
What It Is
How It Works
For example, a quotation for Company XYZ stock includes the real-time bid price, ask price, quote size, price of the last trade, size of the last trade, the high price for the day, and the low price for the day. Quotations are available from the exchanges online, via the media, or in financial publications.
A level I quote is the real-time bid and ask price for a security that trades on the Nasdaq or over-the-counter markets. They do not disclose which market makers are bidding for or offering the security, whether there are limit orders on the security, or the size of potential trades at a particular price.
A level II quote is a set of real-time trading information for a security that trades on the Nasdaq or over-the-counter markets. It includes the real-time bid price, ask price, quote size, price of the last trade, size of the last trade, the high price for the day, the low price for the day, and a ranked list of the real-time best bid and ask prices from participating market makers.
A level III quote includes all of the above but also allows a market maker to change its bids, offers, and order sizes for securities in which it makes a market, as well as execute orders, change quotes, and send out trade confirmations.
Why It Matters
Quotations are necessary to inform investors about the prices of securities. The information contained in a quotation is sometimes limited; for example, it may not disclose which market makers are bidding for or offering the security, whether there are limit orders on the security, or the size of potential trades at a particular price. In other words, quotations do not give the viewer access to the "order book" showing who has an interest in a security and at what price. But quotations do give traders and investors a basic idea of how a security is doing.
QUOTATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quotation for English Language Learners
: 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
QUOTATION Defined for Kids
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