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English definition of “invitation”

invitation

noun [C] (REQUEST TO COME)   /ˌɪn·vɪˈteɪ·ʃən/ (not standard invite,  /ˈɪn·vɑɪt/)
a written or spoken request to come somewhere or do something, or the act of inviting someone: We received their wedding invitation today. He accepted the invitation to join the committee.
(Definition of invitation noun (REQUEST TO COME) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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