- The definition of a quotation is words or phrases that are taken from someone else or from literary work or the asking price of something.
- An example of a quotation is when you take a passage from Shakespeare and repeat it as written without changing any of the words.
- An example of a quotation for a stock is the price of $24.56-$24.58.
A Shakespearian quotation.
- the act or practice of quoting
- the words or passage quoted
- the current quoted price of a stock, bond, commodity, etc.
- a document containing such a price or prices, usually an offer to sell that which is quoted
Origin of quotationMedieval Latin quotatio
- The act of quoting.
- A passage quoted.
- An explicit reference or allusion in an artistic work to a passage or element from another, usually well-known work: “Direct quotations from other paintings are fairly sparse” (Robert Hughes).
- a. The quoting of current prices and bids for securities and goods.b. The prices or bids cited.
- A fragment of a human expression that is repeated exactly by somebody else. Most often a quotation is taken from literature or speech, but scenes from a movie, elements of a painting, a passage of music, etc., may be quoted.
- "Where they burn books, they will also burn people" is a famous quotation from Heinrich Heine.
- The act of naming a price; the price that has been quoted.
- Let's get a quotation for repairing the roof before we decide whether it's worth doing.
quotation - Legal Definition
- A passage, from an authority, that is quoted, cited, and attributed to its source.
- The statement of the price of a stock or other financial instrument.