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English noun: citation

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


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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