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invitation

noun
 
 
/ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/
INVITING SOMEONE [C, U] A2 an offer from someone to do something or go somewhere: an invitation to dinner [+ to do sth] He has accepted their invitation to visit China.Inviting and summoning
PIECE OF PAPER [C] a piece of paper or card that invites someone to an eventInviting and summoning
CAUSE RESULT [no plural] something that is likely to cause a particular result, especially a bad one: It is an invitation to violence.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of invitation from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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