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Published by: ridha zeiri on Apr 24, 2014
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Explanation: That is the primary meaning of each, see definitions below.

In practice both are often used for repeat. Quote: 1.repeat or copy out words from a text or speech written or spoken by another person. Also, mention or refer to someone or something. (apart from meanings like "quote a price") Cite: refer to (a passage, book or author) as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement, especially in a scholarly work. 2.official praise 3.summon to court The definitions are from the OED.
Explanation: verb: "quoting" and "citing" noun: "a quotation" and "a citation" a quotation is a precise repetition of what was said, while a citation helps one find where one can read the origional and get more information. Not all citations are to quotations, sometimes they are references for further information, or proof of what was said. (though others have explained this, I'll say it my way) Additionally, it could be mentioned: To cite to someone, could also mean to rely upon someone for support (for a proposition). And by the way, an indirect quote is a slightly modified version of what was said.

The quotation is the actual excerpt: 'To be or not to be, that is the question'. The citation is the reference: 'Shakespeare, Hamlet, III, i, 56).

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