quotation


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quotation \Quo*ta"tion\ (kw[-o]*t[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [From
   Quote.]
   1. The act of quoting or citing.
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   2. That which is quoted or cited; a part of a book or writing
      named, repeated, or adduced as evidence or illustration.
      --Locke.
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   3. (Com.) The naming or publishing of the current price of
      stocks, bonds, or any commodity; also, the price named.

   4. Quota; share. [Obs.]
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   5. (Print.) A piece of hollow type metal, lower than type,
      and measuring two or more pica ems in length and breadth,
      used in the blank spaces at the beginning and end of
      chapters, etc.
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   Quotation marks (Print.), two inverted commas placed at the
      beginning, and two apostrophes at the end, of a passage
      quoted from an author in his own words.
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