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A quotation of French text.


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    Rhymes: -eɪʃən


quotation (countable and uncountable, plural quotations)

  1. A fragment of a human expression that is repeated by somebody else. Most often a quotation is taken from literature or speech, but also 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.
  2. 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.


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