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quotation (n.)

mid-15c., "numbering," later (1530s) "marginal notation," noun of action from quote (v.) or else from Medieval Latin quotationem (nominative quotatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of quotare "to number."

Meaning "an act of quoting or citing" is from 1640s; that of "passage quoted, that which s repeated or cited as the utterance of another speaker or writer" is from 1680s. Meaning "the current price of commodities or stocks, as published," is by 1812. Quotation mark, one of the marks to denote the beginning and end of a quotation, is attested by 1777.

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Definitions of quotation from WordNet

quotation (n.)
a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage;
quotation (n.)
a passage or expression that is quoted or cited;
Synonyms: quote / citation
quotation (n.)
a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity;
quotation (n.)
the practice of quoting from books or plays etc.;
since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation
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