evocation

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noun evo·ca·tion \ˌē-vō-ˈkā-shən, ˌe-və-\

Definition of evocation

  1. 1 :  the act or fact of evoking :  summoning: as a :  the summoning of a spirit b :  imaginative recreation <an evocation of the past>

  2. 2 :  induction 4e

evocator

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Examples of evocation in a sentence

  1. rich evocations of the sights, sounds, and smells of the carnival

  2. the evocation of a simpler time

Origin and Etymology of evocation

Latin evocation-, evocatio, from evocare


First Known Use: 1633


EVOCATION Defined for English Language Learners

evocation

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noun evo·ca·tion \ˌē-vō-ˈkā-shən, ˌe-və-\

Definition of evocation for English Language Learners

  • : the act of bringing something into the mind or memory : the act of evoking something


Medical Dictionary

evocation

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noun evo·ca·tion \ˌē-vō-ˈkā-shən, ˌev-ə-\

Medical Definition of evocation

  1. :  induction 3b; specifically :  initiation of development of a primary embryonic axis


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