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citationci‧ta‧tion /saɪˈteɪʃən/ ●○○ AWL noun [countable]  1 PMSAY/STATE American English a formal statement or piece of writing publicly praising someone’s actions or achievementscitation for a citation for bravery2 an official order for someone to appear in court or pay a fine for doing something illegalcitation for Turner was issued a traffic citation for reckless driving.3 ALa line taken from a book, speech etc syn quotation The essay begins with a citation from ‘Hamlet’.
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citationIf the writer feels strongly about including drawings, citations, and explanations, then by all means include such material.The Oxford English Dictionary's first citation for the word "garage" is from 1902.They suggest that there is a bimodal distribution of citation counts, with short-term and long-term components.The relative frequencies of citations may be inaccurate, if allowance is not made for the growth of the literature.Another possible measure was the average number of citations within the citation period.Sons of the school had received 160 decorations or citations.Confirmation of influence is provided by subsequent citation of that paper.Since they are not identical, this unexpected result suggests that citations by others occur before the majority of self-citations.citation fora citation for braveryTurner was issued a traffic citation for reckless driving.
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