quotation

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Quotation is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
quotation

Plural
quotations

A quotation on a plaque
  1. (countable) A quotation is a sentence or phrase that was said by someone and is now being used or referred to by somebody else. Quotations can be from books, movies, speeches, television shows, songs, etc.
    This chapter began with a quotation from Monica Furlong.
    Consider the following quotation from the Bible: Job 16:18: "O earth, cover not thou my blood."
  2. (uncountable) Quotation is the act of using somebody else's exact words.
  3. (commerce); (countable) A quotation is a report of the cost or value of something.

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