A quotation is the exact words of someone else. When you like what someone said, put their quotation in your writing.

Quotations are a big part of writing. People use quotations when something is well-said. A quotation from someone famous or smart can help make your own point sound better. When you use a quotation, always remember to put it in quotation marks and give proper credit. Also, don't change any of the words: a quotation should be exactly what the person said or wrote.

Definitions of quotation
  1. noun
    a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
    synonyms: citation, quote
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    a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
    the representation of another person's words in a speech
    misquotation, misquote
    an incorrect quotation
    type of:
    excerpt, excerption, extract, selection
    a passage selected from a larger work
  2. noun
    a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    synonyms: acknowledgment, citation, cite, credit, mention, reference
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    photo credit
    a note acknowledging the source of a published photograph
    cross-index, cross-reference
    a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work
    type of:
    annotation, notation, note
    a comment or instruction (usually added)
  3. noun
    the practice of quoting from books or plays etc.
    “since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation
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    type of:
    pattern, practice
    a customary way of operation or behavior
  4. noun
    a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity
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    type of:
    a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
Commonly confused words

quote / quotation

If you quote someone, do you create a quote or a quotation? To quote is to transcribe what someone said or wrote, crediting that person.

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