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- n. Symbols used to denote a quotation in writing, written at the beginning and end of the quotation. The symbols vary across languages, and slightly different marks may sometimes be used at the beginning and end of the quotation. See below and quotation mark for the symbols used in the English language, which vary between the United Kingdom and North America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. two inverted commas placed at the beginning, and two apostrophes at the end, of a passage quoted from an author in his own words.
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