quotation

noun

quo·​ta·​tion kwō-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce quotation (audio)
 also  kō-
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 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 on the Web Another argument is that the Cubs’ misappropriation argument ought to fail because that type of claim has ordinarily concerned intangible property—such as stock quotations or news developments—not watching professional athletes play games. Michael McCann, Sportico.com, 20 June 2024 My central criticism of The Post’s approach to covering Indigenous cultural property issues, however, is a matter of substance rather than quibbling about quotation choices and placement. W. Richard West, The Denver Post, 14 June 2024 Spanning T-shirts, denim jackets, jeans, jockstraps and more, each garment is trimmed with a special canvas tape printed with a quotation from the artist. Angela Velasquez, Sourcing Journal, 12 June 2024 Largely lacking training in poetry, our participants rarely included quotations, another sharp distinction. Laurent Dubreuil, Harper's Magazine, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for quotation 

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Word History

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of quotation was in 1607

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“Quotation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quotation. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

quotation

noun
quo·​ta·​tion kwō-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce quotation (audio)
1
: the act or process of quoting
2
: the prices currently bid or offered for stocks, bonds, or goods
3
: something that is quoted

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