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English definition of “vacation”

vacation

noun [C, U]     /vəˈkeɪʃən/ US  /veɪˈkeɪʃən/
AWAY FROM HOME US (UK holiday) a period of time when you are not at home but are staying somewhere else for enjoyment : We're taking a vacation in Florida. We met Bob and Wendi on vacation.Tourism and holidaysHotels and hostelsSpecific periods of time
AWAY FROM WORK mainly US a period of the year when schools or colleges are closed : the summer vacation He's on vacation for three months .Tourism and holidaysHotels and hostelsTime off workSpecific periods of timeNot going to school
(Definition of vacation noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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