Citation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |saɪˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word citation
Brit.  |sʌɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word citation


- an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement (syn: commendation)
- (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)
- a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage(syn: acknowledgment, cite, credit, mention, quotation, reference)
- a passage or expression that is quoted or cited (syn: quotation, quote)
- a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding
- thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948


He was issued a citation.

He received a citation for reckless driving.

gave her a citation for bravery

She received a citation to appear in court.

Turner was issued a traffic citation for reckless driving.

The essay begins with a citation from 'Hamlet'.

the student's essay failed to list several important citations

Word forms

singular: citation
plural: citations
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