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English noun: citation

1. citation (communication) an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement


Synonymscommendation


Broader (hypernym)accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels

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


Broader (hypernym)speech act


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

3. citation (communication) a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsacknowledgment, cite, credit, mention, quotation, reference


Broader (hypernym)annotation, notation, note


Narrower (hyponym)cross-index, cross-reference, photo credit

4. citation (communication) a passage or expression that is quoted or cited


Synonymsquotation, quote


Broader (hypernym)excerpt, excerption, extract, selection


Narrower (hyponym)epigraph, mimesis, misquotation, misquote

5. citation (communication) a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding


Broader (hypernym)process, summons


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

6. Citation (animal) thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948


Instance hypernymthoroughbred









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