Definitions of citation
a quotation, especially one from an authoritative source, that is used to support an idea or argument
All citations must be accurately cited in verbatim or briefly summarised within the appropriate context and spirit of the intended research.
an official document or speech giving someone or something praise
In their citation, the MEPs said: "A large part of the Chechen society sees Natalia as an emblematic moral figure in the non-violent Chechen resistance."
the action of citing something
The Harvard Bluebook is the standard legal citation form guide for law reviews and federal courts.