invitational

adjective
in·​vi·​ta·​tion·​al | \ˌin-və-ˈtā-shnəl, -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

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For the Lotte New York Palace’s fourth annual pre–U.S. Open invitational, top tennis pros took to the hotel’s temporary court with rackets in hand. David Graver, Vogue, "Serena Williams Battles Rafael Nadal at the Lotte New York Palace Badminton Tournament," 24 Aug. 2018 Last year there were only seven under par rounds for the entire invitational. Richard Dean, Houston Chronicle, "Tony Romo shares first-round lead at Carlton Woods Invitational in The Woodlands," 1 May 2018 The Florida Prize, now in its fifth year, is an invitational exhibition recognizing 10 progressive artists working in the Sunshine State. Anne Dunlap, OrlandoSentinel.com, "How I became a fan of contemporary art," 10 July 2018 Burdon kicked to victory in the invitational section of the 5,000 in 15:42.65, seventh-best in UO history. Ken Goe, OregonLive.com, "Mutaz Essa Barshim will high jump at the 2018 Prefontaine Classic," 2 Apr. 2018 The field: The Masters Tournament is an invitational. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "D'Amato: Local golf instructors like Tiger Woods' 'new' swing entering Masters," 31 Mar. 2018 The area will send six competitors into the Saturday night invitational flight. Andrew Turner, Daily Pilot, "Locals competing at Arcadia Invitational have strong supporting cast," 6 Apr. 2018 East Aurora officials might want to adopt that sentiment and host an annual invitational as well. Rick Armstrong, Aurora Beacon-News, "Armstrong: Old meets new and is new again during the Kane County Meet at East Aurora's new field," 5 May 2018 This tournament tradition allows Colonial champions to choose promising professionals who have never before been eligible for the prestigious invitational event. William Wilkerson, star-telegram, "Former top-ranked amateur in world, LSU Tiger named Colonial Champions' Choice Invitees | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of invitational

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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invitational

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English Language Learners Definition of invitational

sports : limited to people who have been invited to compete

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