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invitation

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noun in·vi·ta·tion \ˌin-və-ˈtā-shən\

Simple Definition of invitation

  • : a written or spoken request for someone to go somewhere or to do something

  • : the act of inviting someone

  • : something that encourages someone to do something or that makes something more likely to happen

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of invitation

  1. 1 a :  the act of inviting b :  an often formal request to be present or participate

  2. 2 :  incentive, inducement

Examples of invitation in a sentence

  1. We sent out more than 100 invitations for the party.



15th Century

First Known Use of invitation

15th century



INVITATION Defined for Kids

invitation

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noun in·vi·ta·tion \ˌin-və-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of invitation for Students

  1. 1 :  a written or spoken request for someone to go somewhere or do something

  2. 2 :  the act of inviting





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