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Medieval Latin quotare to mark the number of, number references, from Latin quotus of what number or quantity, from quot how many, (as) many as; akin to Latin qui who


  • 1a : to speak or write (a passage) from another usually with credit acknowledgment
b : to repeat a passage from especially in substantiation or illustration
c : borrow 2a <quoting the motifs of past artists>
  • 2: to cite in illustration <quote a similar case>
  • 3a : to state (the current price or bid-offer spread) for a commodity, stock, or bond
b : to give exact information on
  • 4: to set off by quotation marks


Quotation is the repetition of someone else's statement or thoughts. This can be in the form of words, songs, American Sign Language, written, or any other form of communication. Quotation marks are punctuation marks used in text to indicate the words of another speaker or writer. Both of these words are sometimes abbreviated as "quote(s)".