• WordNet 3.6
    • n Citation thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948
    • n citation a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding
    • n citation a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
    • n citation an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
    • n citation a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage "the student's essay failed to list several important citations","the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book","the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
    • n citation (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eddie Arcaro, one of the greatest jockeys in horse race history, rode 250 losers before he won his first race. Ultimately, Arcaro won 4,779 races including five Derby winners, six in the Preakness, and six in the Belmont Stakes, on such famous horses as Whirlaway, Citation, and Kelso.
    • Citation (Law) A reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law.
    • Citation An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice.
    • Citation Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.
    • Citation The act of citing a passage from a book, or from another person, in his own words; also, the passage or words quoted; quotation. "This horse load of citations and fathers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n citation A summons; an official call or notice given to a person to appear in a court and answer to a demand; a call or notice to appear.
    • n citation The paper containing such notice or call.
    • n citation The act of citing or quoting a passage from a book, or a statement in the words of the one who made it; hence, the passage or words quoted; a quotation.
    • n citation Specifically, in law, a reference to decided cases, or to statutes, treatises, or other authorities, to maintain a point of law.
    • n citation Enumeration; mention.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Citation an official summons to appear: the document containing the summons: the act of quoting: the passage or name quoted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. citation, LL. citatio, fr.L. citare, to cite. See Cite
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. citāre, -ātum, to call, inten. of ciēre, cīre, to make to go.


In literature:

He had expected, reasonably enough, a rousing financial tribute for this effort, or at the very least a citation.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
Why does one citation suffice for the many exquisite cameos which ought to have been given from Statius?
"Ephemera Critica" by John Churton Collins
By way of illustration it quotes, among other poetical citations, verses from several of the lays of the 'Elder Edda.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 13" by Various
Fully 1,100 citations for valor are on record.
"A Jewish Chaplain in France" by Lee J. Levinger
Both are writers of merit; the former by his citations from printed works, the second for his information of MSS.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
It were easy to multiply citations to show that they still entertain those views.
"The Messiah in Moses and the Prophets" by Eleazar Lord
For I can meet the statement in the last paragraph of the above citation with nothing but a direct negative.
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
The preamble of the "Bill of Citations" is eloquent as to the mischief which it is framed to prevent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
To which are added an appendix; the citations translated; and a complete index.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
The mass of Latin citation, woven, not quilted, into Burton's style, is another proof of the vitality of the cosmopolitan language.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

Schubach Aviation Adds Citation II Jet to Fleet.
Ndamukong Suh gets traffic citation .
Police say a traffic citation issued to Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in suburban Detroit will stand.
Baltimore Hands Out First Trans Fat Citation .
The Baltimore City Health Department issued its first environmental citation for repeat violations of the city's trans fat ban.
Bigelow says 'differences of opinion' with sheriff behind traffic stop, criminal citation .
Producing nine different wing spar assemblies for New Citation X. Nov 8, 2012 Robert Brooks.
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Fellow commissioners in Lee County are not piling on Brian Bigelow, after his citation for allowing an unlicensed driver behind the wheel of Bigelow's rented car.
Those citations carry $51,700 in penalties.
Special Citation for Use of Color: A Bold Display.
If the problem is still not fixed, residents will receive administrative citations that allow them an additional 15 days to comply.
Other portions of Kansas will begin utilizing the e- citations in the next few months.
The change will eventually affect citations written by state troopers, motor carrier inspectors and Capitol Police officers.
Patrol switching to e- citation system.
Simsbury Seeking Hearing Citation Officer.

In science:

As part of the JISC/NSF Open Citation Pro ject (and previously the Open Journals Pro ject), the University of Southampton Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group (IAM) has researched and developed methods for citation linking and analysis of the refereed scientific literature.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments
CiteBase is an impact-ranking OAI-PMH SP, providing a federated searching service, citation linking (resolving author-provided references to their OAI-PMH-available targets), and citation analysis.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments
One such method was introduced in [12, 33] where a probabilistic web citation network is overlaid with a fully connected web citation network.
Grammar-Based Random Walkers in Semantic Networks
The best-studied examples are citation networks, networks in which the vertices represent documents and the directed edges represent citations between them.
Random graph models for directed acyclic networks
We investigate the collaborative and citation behavior of journals/conferences by analyzing the properties of their co-authorship and citation subgraphs.
Development of Computer Science Disciplines - A Social Network Analysis Approach