Definition of citation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    citation

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//saɪˈteɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//saɪˈteɪʃn//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1[countable] words or lines taken from a book or a speech synonym quotation The report contained several citations taken from her PhD thesis.
  2. 2[countable] an official statement about something special that somebody has done, especially about acts of courage in a war a citation for bravery
  3. 3[uncountable] an act of citing or being cited Space does not permit the citation of the examples.
  4. 4[countable] (North American English) = summons The judge issued a contempt citation against the woman for violating a previous court order.
  5. Word Origin Middle English (in sense (2)): from Old French, from Latin citatio(n-), from citare ‘cite’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: citation

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