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quotation (plural quotations)
- 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.
fragment of a human expression