Definitions for: Citation


[n] thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948
[n] a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding
[n] a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
[n] an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
[n] a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
[n] the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)



Webster (1913) Definition: Ci*ta"tion, n. [F. citation, LL. citatio, fr.L.
citare to cite. See Cite]
1. An official summons or notice given to a person to appear;
the paper containing such summons or notice.

2. The act of citing a passage from a book, or from another
person, in his own words; also, the passage or words
quoted; quotation.

This horse load of citations and fathers. --Milton.

3. Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.

4. (Law) A reference to decided cases, or books of authority,
to prove a point in law.

Synonyms: acknowledgment, commendation, credit, mention, quotation, quote, reference

See Also: accolade, annotation, award, cross-index, cross-reference, epigraph, excerpt, extract, honor, honour, laurels, mimesis, misquotation, notation, note, photo credit, process, selection, speech act, summons, thoroughbred

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