something that is quoted; a passage quoted from a book, speech, etc.: a speech full of quotations from Lincoln's letters.
the act or practice of quoting.
the statement of the current or market price of a commodity or security.
the price so stated.

1525–35; 1810–15 for def 3; < Medieval Latin quotātiōn- (stem of quotātiō), equivalent to quotāt(us) (past participle of quotāre; see quote) + -iōn- -ion

prequotation, noun
self-quotation, noun

quotation, quote.

1. extract, citation, selection. Unabridged
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quotation (kwəʊˈteɪʃən)
1.  a phrase or passage from a book, poem, play, etc, remembered and spoken, esp to illustrate succinctly or support a point or an argument
2.  the act or habit of quoting from books, plays, poems, etc
3.  commerce a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity
4.  an estimate of costs submitted by a contractor to a prospective client; tender
5.  stock exchange registration granted to a company or governmental body, enabling the shares and other securities of the company or body to be officially listed and traded
6.  printing a large block of type metal that is less than type-high and is used to fill up spaces in type pages

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Word Origin & History

1456, "numbering," later (1532) "marginal notation," from M.L. quotationem (nom. quotatio), from quotare "to number" (see quote). Meaning "passage quoted" is from 1690.
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