Pronunciation: (ig-zûr"si-tā'shun), [key]
1. exercise or exertion, as of the faculties or powers of the body or mind: an exercitation of the imagination.
2. practice or training: exercitations in logical thinking.
3. the performance of a religious observance; an act of worship.
4. a disquisition or discourse performed as a display of skill.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.