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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·mi·ra·tion n.
 1. Wonder; astonishment. [Obs.]
    Season your admiration for a while.   --Shak.
 2. Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue.
 3. Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy.
    Now, good Lafeu, bring in the admiration.   --Shak.
 Note of admiration, the mark (!), called also exclamation point.
 Syn: -- Wonder; approval; appreciation; adoration; reverence; worship.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·cla·ma·tion n.
 1. A loud calling or crying out; outcry; loud or emphatic utterance; vehement vociferation; clamor; that which is cried out, as an expression of feeling; sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.
    Exclamations against abuses in the church.   --Hooker.
    Thus will I drown your exclamations.   --Shak.
    A festive exclamation not unsuited to the occasion.   --Trench.
 2. Rhet. A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief.
 3. Print. A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; -- called also exclamation point.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 exclamation point
      n : a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation [syn: exclamation