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"quotation" in British English

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quotationnoun [C]

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

C2 a phrase or ​shortpiece of writing taken from a ​longerwork 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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  • Her ​speech was larded with ​literary quotations.
  • The ​title is a quotation from Shakespeare.
  • He gave me a ​book of ​funny quotations.
  • quotation noun [C] (SHARES)

mainly UK the ​fact that a company's shares are being ​traded on a ​particular stockmarket: Changes in the ​listingrules have ​reduced the ​advantage of ​obtaining a quotation on this ​stockmarket.
(Definition of quotation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quotation" in American English

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quotationnoun [C]

 us   /kwoʊˈteɪ·ʃən/ (also quote,  /kwoʊt/ )
  • quotation noun [C] (REPEATED WORDS)

literature a ​group of words from a ​book, ​play, ​speech, etc., that are ​repeated by someone who did not write them: A quotation from Shakespeare ​prefaces the ​novel.
  • quotation noun [C] (PRICE)

the ​price that a ​person says they will ​charge: He called back to say the ​price quotes were "not ​accurate."
(Definition of quotation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"quotation" in Business English

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quotationnoun

uk   us   /kwəʊˈteɪʃən/ (informal quote)
[C] COMMERCE a ​statement of how much a ​job, ​service, or ​product will ​cost: a quotation for sth You can ​request a quotation for ​professionalindemnityinsuranceonline.get/give sb/ask for a quotation Get at least three quotations for the ​work. Written quotations are ​available on ​request.
[C] UK STOCK MARKET the ​price of a company's ​shares on a ​stockmarket at a particular ​time: In a few ​years, ​trading securities will be ​digital and ​people will be able instantly to get stock-price quotations. By ​publishing quotations, the ​marketmakerraises the ​profile of the ​security.
[C, U] STOCK MARKET if a company's ​shares have a quotation on a particular ​stockmarket, they are being ​traded on it: A quotation on the London ​market is a logical next ​step. In 2005 the ​companywithdrew its ​shares from public quotation .
(Definition of quotation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “quotation”
in Arabic اِقْتِباس…
in Korean 인용…
in Portuguese citação…
in Catalan citació…
in Japanese 引用, 引用文(句)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 语录, 引语,引文,语录…
in Turkish alıntı, aktarma, iktibas…
in Russian цитата, расценка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 語錄, 引語,引文,語錄…
in Italian citazione…
in Polish cytat, wycena…
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