quotation-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: excerpts or passages of works restated verbatim

Commentary: Quotation[+entity][+artifact][+document][+passage][+selection]

He read a great quotation from Mark Twain.
Her grandfather often gave quotations from the Old Testament.
Here is a direct quotation from the article.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: citation or reference to a selected excerpt of a work

Commentary: QUOTATION[+entity][+symbolic][+notation][+citation]
NOTE: notation used to indicate references to source material

The quotations listed for these studies were not accurate or complete.
Use quotation marks to indicate when a character is speaking in a novel.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: a statement of the current price of a stock or other financial instrument

Commentary: QUOTATION[+entity][+symbolic][+statement][+formal][+price][+current] [+quantity][+sum][+money][+price][+current]

This web site gives stock quotations with a 15-minute delay.
John scanned the quotations for various currencies in the business section of the paper.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a formal statement of cost estimate, e.g., contractor

Commentary: QUOTATION[+entity][+symbolic][+statement][+formal][+price][+estimated] [+quantity][+sum][+money][+price][+estimated]

The contractor said he will give us a quotation tomorrow.
We chose the painting company that gave us the next-to-lowest quotation for painting our house.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 5: the act of referencing or citing something/someone

Commentary: QUOTATION[+action][+communication][+referencing][+source]
NOTE: refers to a speaker's act of quoting, rather than the excerpt itself (Sense 1)

There was much quotation of Darwin during their debate.
Bob often resorts to quotation rather than offering his own original thoughts.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4