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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ad·o·ra·tion /ˌædəˈreʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·o·ra·tion n.
 1. The act of playing honor to a divine being; the worship paid to God; the act of addressing as a god.
    The more immediate objects of popular adoration amongst the heathens were deified human beings.   --Farmer.
 2. Homage paid to one in high esteem; profound veneration; intense regard and love; fervent devotion.
 3. A method of electing a pope by the expression of homage from two thirds of the conclave.
    [Pole] might have been chosen on the spot by adoration.   --Froude.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a feeling of profound love and admiration [syn: worship]
      2: the act of admiring strongly [syn: idolization, idolisation]
      3: worship given to God alone [syn: latria]