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Definition of "citation" []

  • The act of citing. (noun)
  • A quoting of an authoritative source for substantiation. (noun)
  • A source so cited; a quotation. (noun)
  • Law A reference to previous court decisions or authoritative writings. (noun)
  • Enumeration or mention, as of facts, especially: (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "citation" in a sentence
  • "There are 50 titles in the Code, and a section citation without a title citation is as useless as a citation to “Encyclopedia Britannica, page 382.”"
  • "Not that I doubt you or anything LiL Freddy ♪ ♫ ♪, but would you care to provide a link or citation for that? bend over and look between your legs, your citation is there."
  • "And what you chose to leave out in your citation is a section that has far greater salience to issue of running both the convention and the country with far greater fiscal responsibility that the current administration and its conservative enablers ever have:"