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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUOTA'TION, n. [from quote.]
1. The act of quoting or citing.
2. The passage quoted or cited; the part of a book or writing named, repeated or adduced as evidence or illustration.
3. In mercantile language, the naming of the price of commodities; or the price specified to a correspondent.
4. Quota; share. [Not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases" [syn: citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation]
2: a passage or expression that is quoted or cited [syn: quotation, quote, citation]
3: a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity
4: the practice of quoting from books or plays etc.; "since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation"

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1607 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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the act or an instance of quoting or being quoted. 2 a passage or remark quoted. 3 Mus. a short passage or tune taken from one piece of music to another. 4 Stock Exch. an amount stated as the current price of stocks or commodities. 5 a contractor's estimate. Phrases and idioms: quotation mark each of a set of punctuation marks, single (' ') or double (" "), used to mark the beginning and end of a quoted passage, a book title, etc., or words regarded as slang or jargon. Etymology: med.L quotatio (as QUOTE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Quotation Quo*ta"tion, n. [From Quote.] 1. The act of quoting or citing. 2. That which is quoted or cited; a part of a book or writing named, repeated, or adduced as evidence or illustration. --Locke.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(quotations) 1. A quotation is a sentence or phrase taken from a book, poem, or play, which is repeated by someone else. He illustrated his argument with quotations from Pasternak... = quote N-COUNT 2. When someone gives you a quotation, they tell you how much they will charge to do a particular piece of work. Get several written quotations and check exactly what's included in the cost. = quote N-COUNT 3. A company's quotation on the stock exchange is its registration on the stock exchange, which enables its shares to be officially listed and traded. (BUSINESS) ...an American-dominated investment manager with a quotation on the London stock market. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Citation, extract.

Moby Thesaurus

allusion, asking price, bargain price, bearish prices, bid, bid price, book value, bullish prices, call price, case, cash price, charge, citation, closing price, controlled price, cost, cross reference, current price, current quotation, cut price, decline, demonstration, doubling, duplication, echo, example, excerpt, exemplification, extract, face value, fixed price, flash price, flat rate, flurry, flutter, going price, high, illustration, imitation, instance, issue par, issue price, item, list price, low, market price, market value, neat price, net, nominal value, offering price, opening price, package price, par, par value, parity, particular, passage, piece price, plagiarism, price, price list, prices current, put price, quote, quoted price, rally, rate, reappearance, rebirth, recommended price, recurrence, redoubling, reduplication, reecho, reference, regurgitation, reincarnation, renewal, reoccurrence, repetition, reproduction, resumption, return, selection, selling price, settling price, stated value, stock market quotations, swings, trade price, unit price, value, wholesale price

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