quotation

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.

Primary Meanings of quotation

1.
n
a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
2.
n
a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity
Full Definitions of quotation
1

n a passage or expression that is quoted or cited

Synonyms:
citation, quote
Types:
epigraph
a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
mimesis
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

n a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

Synonyms:
acknowledgment, citation, cite, credit, mention, reference
Types:
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)

n the practice of quoting from books or plays etc.

“since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation
Type of:
pattern, practice
a customary way of operation or behavior
2

n a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity

Type of:
statement
a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

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