1. Enthusiastic, prolonged applause.
2. A show of public homage or welcome.
3. An ancient Roman victory ceremony of somewhat less importance than a triumph.
[Latin ovātiō, ovātiōn-, a Roman victory ceremony, from ovātus, past participle of ovāre, to rejoice.]
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