Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun citation

6 senses of citation

Sense 1
citation, commendation -- (an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement)
       => award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels -- (a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery")

Sense 2
citation -- ((law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.))
       => speech act -- (the use of language to perform some act)

Sense 3
citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation -- (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")
       => note, annotation, notation -- (a comment or instruction (usually added); "his notes were appended at the end of the article"; "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope")

Sense 4
quotation, quote, citation -- (a passage or expression that is quoted or cited)
       => excerpt, excerption, extract, selection -- (a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings")

Sense 5
citation -- (a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding)
       => summons, process -- (a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant)

Sense 6
Citation -- (thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948)
       INSTANCE OF=> thoroughbred -- (a racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares)

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