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"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 British English

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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.

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  • 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)

"quotation" in Business English

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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…
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