citation has definitions from the fields of law,writing,zoology,horse racing,fine art
[ noun ] an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement



Used in print

(The New York Times,...)

Shaw and Skorich headed a group of players , coaches and team officials who received an engrossed copy of an official city citation and a pair of silver cufflinks shaped like a football .

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

When he was in the war , he was in Law or Supplies or something like that , and an old buddy of his told me he would come down on Sundays to the Pentagon and read the citations for medals - just like the one we sent_in for Trig - and go_away with a real glow .

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award commend

[ noun ] (zoology,horse racing) thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948

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[ noun ] (writing) a short note acknowledging a source of information or quoting a passage


"the student's essay failed to list several important citations" "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"

[ noun ] (fine art,writing) a passage or expression that is quoted


quotation quote

[ noun ] (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)

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speech_act law mention

[ noun ] (law,writing) a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding

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summons law