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avocation

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noun av·o·ca·tion \ˌa-və-ˈkā-shən\

Simple Definition of avocation

  • : an activity that you do regularly for enjoyment rather than as a job

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of avocation

  1. 1 archaic :  diversion, distraction

  2. 2 :  customary employment :  vocation

  3. 3 :  a subordinate occupation pursued in addition to one's vocation especially for enjoyment :  hobby

Examples of avocation in a sentence

  1. He breeds dogs as an avocation.

  2. My favorite avocation is reading.



Origin and Etymology of avocation

Latin avocation-, avocatio, from avocare to call away, from ab- + vocare to call, from voc-, vox voice — more at voice


First Known Use: circa 1617


AVOCATION Defined for Kids

avocation

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noun av·o·ca·tion \ˌa-və-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of avocation for Students

  1. :  an interest or activity that is not a regular job :  hobby





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