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Meaning of ovation

o•va•tion

Pronunciation: (ō-vā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an enthusiastic public reception of a person, marked esp. by loud and prolonged applause.
  2. the ceremonial entrance into Rome of a commander whose victories were of a lesser degree of importance than that for which a triumph was accorded. Cf.(def. 4).
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