invitation

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noun in·vi·ta·tion \ˌin-və-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of invitation

  1. 1a :  the act of invitingb :  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.

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15th Century

First Known Use of invitation

15th century



INVITATION Defined for English Language Learners

invitation

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Definition of invitation for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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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