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Definition of citation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] words or lines taken from a book or a speech synonym quotation
  2. 2[countable] = summons The judge issued a contempt citation against the woman for violating a previous court order.
  3. 3[countable] an official statement about something special that someone has done, especially about acts of courage in a war a citation for bravery
  4. 4[uncountable] (formal) an act of citing or being cited Space does not permit the citation of the examples.
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