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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quotation  \Quo*ta"tion\,  n.  [From  {Quote}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  quoting  or  citing. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  quoted  or  cited;  a  part  of  a  book  or  writing 
  named  repeated,  or  adduced  as  evidence  or  illustration. 
  --Locke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  quotation 
  n  1:  a  short  note  acknowledging  a  source  of  information  or 
  quoting  a  passage;  "the  student's  essay  failed  to  list 
  several  important  citations";  "the  article  includes 
  mention  of  similar  clinical  cases"  [syn:  {citation},  {credit}, 
  {reference},  {mention}] 
  2:  a  passage  or  expression  that  is  quoted  [syn:  {quote}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  QUOTATION,  n.  The  act  of  repeating  erroneously  the  words  of  another. 
  The  words  erroneously  repeated. 
 
  Intent  on  making  his  quotation  truer, 
  He  sought  the  page  infallible  of  Brewer, 
  Then  made  a  solemn  vow  that  we  would  be 
  Condemned  eternally.  Ah  me  ah  me! 
  Stumpo  Gaker 
 
 




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