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
Martin’s office is stacked with books of quotations.
Several articles in conservative outlets have featured that Hellickson quotation in their stories.
Trump 101: The Way to Success: The 2006 book, ghostwritten by Meredith McIver, offers advice and includes quotations from Trump.
That reminder comes in the form of a quotation from a 1937 study by Columbia University’s Institute for Propaganda Analysis.
Smith recalled Gandhi's famous quotation: the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others.
In the book’s first half, there’s hardly a direct quotation from Mackay, and that’s too bad.
There are also passages filled with quotations from the Bible.
It’s hard to imagine a catalog bearing a quotation from a 19th-century British novelist arriving at your door these days, much less one that’s nearly the size of a phone book.
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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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