Definition of “quotation” - English Dictionary

“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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  • 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 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

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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 /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)