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

 de·vo·tion /dɪˈvoʃən, di-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·vo·tion n.
 1. The act of devoting; consecration.
 2. The state of being devoted; addiction; eager inclination; strong attachment love or affection; zeal; especially, feelings toward God appropriately expressed by acts of worship; devoutness.
    Genius animated by a fervent spirit of devotion.   --Macaulay.
 3. Act of devotedness or devoutness; manifestation of strong attachment; act of worship; prayer. “The love of public devotion.”
 4. Disposal; power of disposal. [Obs.]
    They are entirely at our devotion, and may be turned backward and forward, as we please.   --Godwin.
 5. A thing consecrated; an object of devotion. [R.]
 Churches and altars, priests and all devotions,
 Tumbled together into rude chaos.   --Beau. & Fl.
 Days of devotion. See under Day.
 Syn: -- Consecration; devoutness; religiousness; piety; attachment; devotedness; ardor; earnestness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: feelings of ardent love; "their devotion to each other was
           beautiful" [syn: devotedness]
      2: commitment to some purpose; "the devotion of his time and
         wealth to science"
      3: religious zeal; willingness to serve God [syn: idolatry, veneration,
      4: (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually
         spoken silently); "he returned to his devotions"