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

 pri·va·tion /praɪˈveʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pri·va·tion n.
 1. The act of depriving, or taking away; hence, the depriving of rank or office; degradation in rank; deprivation.
 2. The state of being deprived or destitute of something, especially of something required or desired; destitution; need; as, to undergo severe privations.
 3. The condition of being absent; absence; negation.
    Evil will be known by consequence, as being only a privation, or absence, of good.   --South.
    Privation mere of light and absent day.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a state of extreme poverty [syn: want, deprivation]
      2: act of depriving someone of food or money or rights;
         "nutritional privation"; "deprivation of civil rights"
         [syn: deprivation]