in·​vi·​ta·​tion·​al | \ ˌin-və-ˈtā-shnəl How to pronounce invitational (audio) , -shə-nᵊl \

Definition of invitational

1 : limited to invited participants an invitational tournament
2 : prepared or entered in response to a request an invitational article

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invitational noun

Examples of invitational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ohlsson added invitational victories at West Bloomfield Averill, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, Divine Child and Oakland University. Wright Wilson, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Free Press Sports Awards: Meet the girls, boys cross-country nominees," 6 Jan. 2020 More than 80 percent of the 2020 field will be qualified runners, with the other bibs going to invited elite runners and those participating in invitational programs, like running for a non-profit or in the marathon’s charity program., "2020 Boston Marathon qualifying," 26 Sep. 2019 The elite invitational competition historically has excluded female competitors, with the exception of Kennelly, who was invited to compete with 28 men last year. Michaela Vatcheva,, "Hawaii’s Eddie Aikau Big Wave contest invites nine women to surf," 6 Nov. 2019 Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St: Printmaking invitational. Susan Dunne,, "Art Smart: Exhibits at Connecticut’s galleries and museums," 31 Oct. 2019 Japan previously organised and hosted an invitational version between 2012 and 2014, which saw English, Brazilian, Australian and Chilean visitors face local sides during its brief lifespan., "Corinthians Win 2019 Copa Libertadores Femenina But There Is Not Yet a Women's Club World Cup," 29 Oct. 2019 Your hand is almost worth a game-invitational bid of 2NT, but your singleton heart is discouraging. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: Sept. 10, 2019," 10 Sep. 2019 There will be Pro-Amateur tournaments throughout the week, concerts by Tracey Byrd and Travis Scott and an invitational tournament hosted by Astros owner Jim Crane. Elliott Lapin, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Open, Humble ISD bond update and upcoming fun runs among topics discussed at Summer Creek BizCom," 14 Sep. 2019 Farmer stepped up to the featured invitational race and improved 16 seconds, beating teammate Ashley Learn to the finish line in 11:39.8. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Bronco cross country champs learn to cruise," 7 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of invitational

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of invitational was in 1918

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15 Jan 2020

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“Invitational.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of invitational

US, sports : limited to people who have been invited to compete

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