Meaning of “vocation” in the English Dictionary

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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)

"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 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)