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quotation

noun [C] uk   /kwəʊˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /kwoʊ-/ (informal quote)

quotation noun [C] (SAID)

C2 a phrase or short piece of writing taken from a longer work of literature, poetry, etc. or what someone else has said: At the beginning of the book there's a quotation from Abraham Lincoln.

quotation noun [C] (PRICE)

C2 the price that a person says they will charge to do a piece of work: I asked several builders to give me a quote for the work.

quotation noun [C] (SHARES)

mainly UK the fact that a company's shares are being traded on a particular stock market: Changes in the listing rules have reduced the advantage of obtaining a quotation on this stock market.
(Definition of quotation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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