Learner's definition of QUOTATION
1 [count] : something that a person says or writes that is repeated or used by someone else in another piece of writing or a speech
literary/illustrative quotations [=quotes]
He gathered quotations from the trial transcript to prove his point.
a well-known quotation attributed to Abraham Lincoln
a book of humorous quotations
2 [noncount] : the act of using quotations in a piece of writing or a speech 3 [count] : a written statement of how much money a particular job will cost to do 4 [count], finance : a statement of the current value of stocks, bonds, or goods