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citation

noun [C] uk   /saɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  

citation noun [C] (EXAMPLE)

a word or piece of writing taken from a written work: All citations are taken from the 2007 edition of the text.

citation noun [C] (NAME)

specialized law an official request for someone to appear in a law court: The court issued a contempt citation against city council members who refused to comply with a court order.

citation noun [C] (PRAISE)

official praise for a person in the armed forces for brave actions: The four soldiers are to receive citations from the president for their brave actions.
(Definition of citation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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