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citation

ci·ta·tion

citation

 
pronunciation:
saI teI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of citing or quoting, or the passage or source so cited.
The professor's citation of her research study in his book pleased her.The article, with its many citations, was well documented.
synonyms:
quotation, quote
similar words:
excerpt, extract, passage, reference
definition 2: an award for praiseworthy action.
The police officer received a citation honoring his act of bravery.
synonyms:
commendation
similar words:
award, blue ribbon, decoration, honor, kudos, laurels, medal, testimonial, tribute, trophy
definition 3: a summons, usu. to a court of law.
If you've received a citation, you'll have to appear in court.
synonyms:
summons
similar words:
habeas corpus, subpoena, ticket, venire facias, warrant, writ