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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In addition to the 30 official sports selected by the IWGA, Birmingham, as host city, had the opportunity to select up to five invitational sports to include in the program. Erin Edgemon,, "30 sports competing at World Games 2021 Birmingham," 16 Apr. 2018 His best time this season is 10.7, run in the Phoenix Brophy invitational. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Saguaro's Kelee Ringo emerges as No. 1 cornerback in the nation," 14 Mar. 2018 In its 18th season, this year's invitational, which starts Friday, is a nine-game event pitting three Southeastern Conference teams playing three programs from somewhat local universities – Houston, Sam Houston State and Louisiana – over three days. Richard Dean, Houston Chronicle, "UH, Sam Houston State gear up for College Classic at Minute Maid Park," 1 Mar. 2018 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,, "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,, "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

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First Known Use of invitational

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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