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

 af·fec·ta·tion /ˌæˌfɛkˈteʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Af·fec·ta·tion n.
 1. An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show. “An affectation of contempt.”
    Affectation is an awkward and forced imitation of what should be genuine and easy, wanting the beauty that accompanies what is natural what is natural.   --Locke.
 2. A striving after. [Obs.]
 3. Fondness; affection. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display [syn: mannerism,
           pose, affectedness]