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CITATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Citation mean? 

CITATION (noun)
  The noun CITATION has 6 senses:

1. an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
2. (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)
3. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
4. a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
5. a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding
6. thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948

  Familiarity information: CITATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CITATION (noun)


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Meaning:

An official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

commendation; citation

Hypernyms ("citation" is a kind of...):

accolade; award; honor; honour; laurels (a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction)


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Meaning:

(law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("citation" is a kind of...):

speech act (the use of language to perform some act)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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Meaning:

A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

quotation; cite; reference; mention; acknowledgment; citation; credit

Context examples:

the student's essay failed to list several important citations / the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book / the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

Hypernyms ("citation" is a kind of...):

annotation; notation; note (a comment or instruction (usually added))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "citation"):

photo credit (a note acknowledging the source of a published photograph)

cross-index; cross-reference (a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work)


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Meaning:

A passage or expression that is quoted or cited

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

quotation; quote; citation

Hypernyms ("citation" is a kind of...):

excerpt; excerption; extract; selection (a passage selected from a larger work)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "citation"):

epigraph (a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing)

mimesis (the representation of another person's words in a speech)

misquotation; misquote (an incorrect quotation)


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Meaning:

A summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("citation" is a kind of...):

process; summons (a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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Meaning:

Thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Instance hypernyms:

thoroughbred (a racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares)


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