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Quote is a hypernym of quotation, as the repetition or copy of a prior statement or thought. Quotation marks are punctuation marks that indicate a quotation. Both quotation and quotation marks are sometimes abbreviated as "quote(s)".


  • String literals, computer programming languages' facility for embedding text in the source code
  • Quoting in Lisp, the Lisp programming language's notion of quoting
  • Quoted-printable, encoding method for data transmission
  • Usenet quoting, the conventions used by Usenet and e-mail users when quoting a portion of the original message in a response message.


  • Financial quote or sales quote, the commercial statement detailing a set of products and services to be purchased in a single transaction by one party from another for a defined price
  • Quote.com, a financial website
  • Quote notation, representation of certain rational numbers


Speech and written text[edit]

  • Quotation, the repetition of someone else's statement, beliefs or thoughts
  • Quotation marks, punctuation marks used in text to indicate a quotation

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