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av·o·ca·tion  audio  (v-kshn) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. An activity taken up in addition to one's regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment; a hobby.
  2. One's regular work or profession.
  3. Archaic A distraction or diversion.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin vocti, voctin-, diversion, from voctus, past participle of vocre, to call away : -, ab-, away ; see ab-1 + vocre, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
avo·cation·al(Adjective), avo·cation·al·ly(Adverb)


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