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"vocation" in British English

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vocationnoun [C or U]

uk   /vəʊˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us   /voʊˈkeɪ.ʃən/
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. Most teachers regard their profession 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)

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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 your time 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   /vəʊˈkeɪʃən/ us  
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: 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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