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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.
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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.
Translations of “quotation”
in Korean 인용…
in Arabic اِقْتِباس…
in Portuguese citação…
in Catalan citació…
in Japanese 引用, 引用文(句)…
in Italian citazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 語錄, 引語,引文,語錄…
in Russian цитата, расценка…
in Turkish alıntı, aktarma, iktibas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 语录, 引语,引文,语录…
in Polish cytat, wycena…
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