quotation mark
noun Date: circa 1859 one of a pair of punctuation marks “ ” or ‘ ’ used chiefly to indicate the beginning and the end of a quotation in which the exact phraseology of another or of a text is directly cited

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • quotation mark — n. either of a pair of punctuation marks (“ … ”) used to enclose a direct quotation, or of single marks (ʼ … ’) for enclosing a quotation within a quotation …   English World dictionary

  • quotation mark — ► NOUN ▪ each of a set of punctuation marks, single (‘ ’) or double (“ ”), used either to mark the beginning and end of a title or quotation, or to indicate slang or jargon words …   English terms dictionary

  • Quotation mark — This article is about quotation marks in English. For their use in other languages, see Non English usage of quotation marks. For their use in computer programming, see String literal. For the various glyphs used to render quotation marks, see… …   Wikipedia

  • quotation mark — noun /kwəʊˈteiʃn̩ mɑɹk/ a) One of a pair of quotation marks used to denote a quotation in writing. The symbol used at the beginning of the quotation ( opening quotation mark ) is usually ( open inverted commas ) or ( open inverted comma ), and… …   Wiktionary

  • quotation mark — kabutės statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Porinis tiesioginės kalbos, citatų, žodžių, apie kuriuos kalbama, ir kitokių teksto vietų išskyrimo ženklas. Lietuviškuose tekstuose vartojami du kabučių ženklai: „ atidaromosios kabutės (kodas… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • quotation mark — paprastosios kabutės statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Ženklas . Kodai: 34 (ASCII, dešimtainis), U+0022. Kabučių pakaitalas. Tas pats ženklas vietoj atidaromųjų ir uždaromųjų kabučių. Buvo vartojamas dėl ženklų stokos rašomosiose… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • quotation mark — quotation marks N COUNT: usu pl Quotation marks are punctuation marks that are used in writing to show where speech or a quotation begins and ends. They are usually written or printed as ‘...’ or, in Britain, ... . Syn: inverted commas …   English dictionary

  • quotation mark — one of the marks used to indicate the beginning and end of a quotation, in English usually shown as at the beginning and at the end, or, for a quotation within a quotation, of single marks of this kind, as He said, I will go. Frequently, esp. in… …   Universalium

  • quotation mark — /kwoʊˈteɪʃən mak/ (say kwoh tayshuhn mahk) noun one of the marks used to indicate the beginning and end of a quotation, in English usually consisting of an inverted comma ( ) at the beginning and an apostrophe ( ) at the end, or, for a quotation… …   Australian English dictionary

  • quotation mark — noun a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else • Syn: ↑quote, ↑inverted comma • Derivationally related forms: ↑quote (for: ↑quote) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • quotation mark — quota′tion mark n. one of the marks used to indicate the beginning and end of a quotation, in English usu. shown as (“) at the beginning and (”) at the end, or, for a quotation within a quotation, as single marks of this kind, as “He said, I will …   From formal English to slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”