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English definition of “vacation”

vacation

noun [C/U]  /veɪˈkeɪ·ʃən, və-/ us  
a period of time to relax or travel for pleasure instead of doing your usual work or school activities: [C] The family had just left for a vacation in the Bahamas. [U] We always went on vacation in August.
vacation
verb [I always + adv/prep]  /veɪˈkeɪ·ʃən, və-/ us  
He was vacationing in San Francisco.
vacationer
noun [C]  /veɪˈkeɪ·ʃə·nər, və-/ us  
Tourists and winter vacationers are now key to the economy.
(Definition of vacation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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