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quotation

noun
     
quo‧ta‧tion
1 [countable]ALTCN a sentence or phrase from a book, speech etc which you repeat in a speech or piece of writing because it is interesting or amusing [= quote]
quotation from
a quotation from the Bible
The following quotation is taken from a nineteenth century travel diary.
a dictionary of quotations
2 [countable]TBBBT a written statement of exactly how much money something will cost [↪ estimate]
quotation for
Ask the builder to give you a written quotation for the job.
a quotation for car insurance
Get a couple of quotations from different companies before you decide which one to use.
3 [uncountable]ALTCN the act of quoting something that someone else has written or said

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