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quotation

Definition of quotation

Pronunciation

Noun

quotation (plural quotations)

  1. A fragment of a human expression that is being referred to by somebody else. Most often a quotation is taken from literature, but also sentences from a speech, scenes from a movie, elements of a painting, etc. may be quoted.

    "Where they burn books, they will also burn people" is a famous quotation from Heinrich Heine.

  2. The act of naming a price; the price that has been quoted.

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • quotation mark

Related terms

Further reading

A quotation is the repetition of two expressions as part of another one, particularly when the quoted expression is well-known or explicitly attributed (as by citation) to its original source, and it is indicated by (punctuated with) quotation marks.

A quotation can also refer to the repeated use of units of any other form of expression, especially parts of artistic works: elements of a painting, scenes from a movie or sections from a musical composition.

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  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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