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

 ora·tion /əˈreʃən, ɔ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ra·tion, v. i. To deliver an oration.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ra·tion n. An elaborate discourse, delivered in public, treating an important subject in a formal and dignified manner; especially, a discourse having reference to some special occasion, as a funeral, an anniversary, a celebration, or the like; -- distinguished from an argument in court, a popular harangue, a sermon, a lecture, etc.; as, Webster's oration at Bunker Hill.
    The lord archbishop . . . made a long oration.   --Bacon.
 Syn: -- Address; speech. See Harangue.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an instance of oratory; "he delivered an oration on the
          decline of family values"