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vocationnoun [C or U]

uk   /vəʊˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /voʊ-/
C2 a type of work that you feel you are suited to doing and to which you should give all your time and energy, or the feeling that a type of work suits you in this way: I feel I've found/missed my true vocation. "We need teachers who regard their profession as a vocation, not just a job," said the Minister. To work in medicine, you should have a vocation for it.
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