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

 def·a·ma·tion /ˌdɛfəˈmeʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Def·a·ma·tion n.  Act of injuring another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or oral; the wrong of maliciously injuring the good name of another; slander; detraction; calumny; aspersion.
 Note:In modern usage, written defamation bears the title of libel, and oral defamation that of slander.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a malicious attack [syn: calumny, obloquy, traducement,
            hatchet job]
      2: an abusive attack on a person's character or good name [syn:
          aspersion, calumny, slander, denigration]