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

 as·pi·ra·tion /ˌæspəˈreʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 as·pi·ra·tion /ˌæspəˈreʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·pi·ra·tion n.
 1. The act of aspirating; the pronunciation of a letter with a full or strong emission of breath; an aspirated sound.
    If aspiration be defined to be an impetus of breathing.   --Wilkins.
 2. The act of breathing; a breath; an inspiration.
 3. The act of aspiring of a ardently desiring; strong wish; high desire. Aspirations after virtue.”
    Vague aspiration after military renown.   --Prescott.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a will to succeed
      2: a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own
         business" [syn: ambition, dream]
      3: a manner of articulation involving an audible release of
      4: the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases)
         as in breathing [syn: inhalation, inspiration, breathing