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Noun citation has 6 senses
  1. citation, commendation - an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
    --1 is a kind of award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels
    Derived form: verb cite2
  2. citation - (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)
    --2 is a kind of
    speech act
    Derived forms: verb cite3, verb cite4, verb cite1
  3. citation, 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"
    --3 is a kind of note, annotation, notation
    --3 has particulars: photo credit; cross-reference, cross-index
    Derived forms: verb cite3, verb cite6, verb cite4, verb cite1
  4. quotation, quote, citation - a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
    --4 is a kind of excerpt, extract, selection
    --4 has particulars: epigraph; mimesis; misquotation
    Derived forms: verb cite3, verb cite6, verb cite4, verb cite1
  5. citation - a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding
    --5 is a kind of
    summons, process
    Derived form: verb cite7
  6. Citation - thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948
    --6 is a kind of
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