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English definition of “invitation”

invitation

noun [C or U]     /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/
if someone receives an invitation, they are asked to go somewhere or do something: an invitation to sth I received an invitation to dinner at a colleague's house.an invitation to do sth He accepted the invitation to attend the seminar. decline/turn down/reject an invitation
a formal request to do something, for example, have an interview for a job: an invitation to do sth He rarely turns down an invitation to speak at a conference. extend/issue an invitation The invitation was extended to other candidates.
(Definition of invitation noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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