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