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Meaning of “vocation” in the English Dictionary

"vocation" in British English

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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 ​yourtime and ​energy, or the ​feeling that a ​type of ​worksuits you in this way: I ​feel I've found/​missed my ​true vocation. Most ​teachersregardtheirprofession as a vocation, not just a ​job. To ​work in ​medicine, you should have a vocation for it.
(Definition of vocation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vocation" in American English

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vocationnoun [C]

 us   /voʊˈkeɪ·ʃən/
a ​type of ​work that you ​feel you are ​suited to doing and to which you give much of ​yourtime and ​energy: It wasn’t until "The ​North American Review" ​published his ​story that he ​embraced writing as a vocation.
(Definition of vocation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vocation" in Business English

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vocationnoun [C]

uk   us   /vəʊˈkeɪʃən/
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 ​worksuits you in this way: find/miss your vocation I ​feel I've ​found my ​true vocation. To ​work in ​medicine, you should have a vocation for it.
(Definition of vocation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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