- 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.
quotation definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- 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: Midieval Latin quotatio
quotation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- 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.
- quo·taˈtion·al adjective
- quo·taˈtion·al·ly adverb
quotation - Business Definition
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Business Terms Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A statement or listing of the price for something. For example, a salesperson offers a potential buyer a quotation of $23,500 for a vehicle. A quotation of $15.01-$15.03 for stock means a potential buyer is willing to pay $15.01 per share (the bid), and a seller is asking $15.03 per share (the ask). Also called quote.
quotation - Investment & Finance Definition
Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A statement or listing of the price at which a security trades. A quotation is often the last price at which the trade took place, but occasionally it is the current bid and ask. For example, a quotation of $15-$15.25 means that the market maker is willing to buy at $15 per share (the bid) and sell at $15.25 per share (the ask). Also called quote.
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.