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English definition of “invitation”

invitation

noun [U] (ENCOURAGEMENT)   /ˌɪn·vɪˈteɪ·ʃən/
something that could cause something else to happen or that could cause someone to do something: Leaving your house unlocked is an open invitation to burglars (= encourages them).
(Definition of invitation noun (ENCOURAGEMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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