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1a quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work:there were dozens of citations from the works of Byron recognition through citation is one of the principal rewards in science a mention of a praiseworthy act or achievement in an official report, especially that of a member of the armed forces in wartime. a note accompanying an award, describing the reasons for it:the Nobel citation noted that his discovery would be useful for energy conversion technology Law a reference to a former tried case, used as guidance in the trying of comparable cases or in support of an argument.
2North American a summons:a traffic citation