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vacation

noun
 
 
/vəˈkeɪʃən/ US   /veɪˈkeɪʃən/
[C or U] US HR a holiday from work, especially when you are travelling away from home: I'm planning to take a vacation in the spring. The President is on vacation with his family. Benefits include 28 days of paid vacation.vacation days/pay/time The job comes with a pension plan and vacation pay. a week's/month's/10-day vacation
[C] a period at particular times of the year when courts of law are closed, and universities and colleges are closed for teaching: I did work experience with a local company during the summer vacation.
(Definition of vacation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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