Quotation marks
Quotation Quo*ta"tion (kw[-o]*t[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [From {Quote}.] 1. The act of quoting or citing. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is quoted or cited; a part of a book or writing named, repeated, or adduced as evidence or illustration. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

3. (Com.) The naming or publishing of the current price of stocks, bonds, or any commodity; also, the price named.

4. Quota; share. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

5. (Print.) A piece of hollow type metal, lower than type, and measuring two or more pica ems in length and breadth, used in the blank spaces at the beginning and end of chapters, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Quotation marks} (Print.), two inverted commas placed at the beginning, and two apostrophes at the end, of a passage quoted from an author in his own words. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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