citation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"citation" in British English

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citationnoun [C]

uk   us   /saɪˈteɪ.ʃən/

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 ​officialrequest for someone to ​appear in a ​lawcourt: The ​courtissued a ​contempt citation against ​citycouncilmembers who ​refused to ​comply with a ​courtorder.

citation noun [C] (PRAISE)

officialpraise for a ​person in the ​armedforces for ​braveactions: The four ​soldiers are to ​receive citations from the ​president fortheirbraveactions.
(Definition of citation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"citation" in American English

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citationnoun

 us   /sɑɪˈteɪ·ʃən/

citation noun (MENTION)

[C/U] law A citation is an ​officialnotice from a ​court of ​law: [C] The ​court could ​issue a citation against her for ​disclosinginformation. [C] County ​police say that no citations have been ​issued since the ​law went into ​effect.

citation noun (PRAISE)

[C] a ​document that ​praises someone ​publicly for something the ​person has done: Cory ​received a citation from the ​mayor for her ​achievements.
(Definition of citation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “citation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 範例, 引语, 引文…
in Chinese (Traditional) 範例, 引語, 引文…
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