quotation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “quotation” in the English Dictionary

"quotation" in British English

See all translations

quotationnoun [C]

uk   /kwəʊˈteɪ.ʃən/ us   /kwoʊˈteɪ.ʃən/ 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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quotation" in American English

See all translations

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

See all translations

quotationnoun

uk   /kwəʊˈteɪʃən/ us   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 professional indemnity insurance online.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 stock market 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 market maker raises the profile of the security.
[C, U] STOCK MARKET if a company's shares have a quotation on a particular stock market, they are being traded on it: A quotation on the London market is a logical next step. In 2005 the company withdrew 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…
What is the pronunciation of quotation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“quotation” in British English

“quotation” in American English

“quotation” in Business English

Watching the detectorists
Watching the detectorists
by ,
May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

Read More 

Word of the Day

pollution

damage caused to water, air, etc. by harmful substances or waste

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More