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Definition of quotation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(informal quote) [countable] a group of words or a short piece of writing taken from a book, play, speech, etc. and repeated because it is interesting or useful The book began with a quotation from Goethe. a dictionary of quotations Two short quotations will illustrate my point.
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of repeating something interesting or useful that another person has written or said The writer illustrates his point by quotation from a number of sources.
  3. 3[countable] (informal quote) a statement of how much money a particular piece of work will cost synonym estimate You need to get a written quotation before they start work. We'll give you a free quotation for replacing your windows.
  4. 4[countable] (finance) a statement of the current value of goods or shares the latest quotations from the Stock Exchange
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