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