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citation

noun
     
Related topics: Literature, Military
ci‧ta‧tion [countable]
1PM American English a formal statement or piece of writing publicly praising someone's actions or achievements
citation for
a citation for bravery
2 an official order for someone to appear in court or pay a fine for doing something illegal
citation for
Turner was issued a traffic citation for reckless driving.
3AL a line taken from a book, speech etc [= quotation]:
The essay begins with a citation from 'Hamlet'.

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