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For the Wikipedia quotation templates, see Category:Quotation templates.

Quotation is the repetition of someone else's statement or thoughts. Quotation marks are punctuation marks used in text to indicate the words of another speaker or writer. Both of these words are sometimes abbreviated as "quote(s)".

Quote may also refer to:


  • String literals, computer programming languages' facility for embedding text in 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, 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]

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