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invitation

[ in-vi-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn vɪˈteɪ ʃən /
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Definition of invitation

noun
the act of inviting.
the written or spoken form with which a person is invited.
something offered as a suggestion: an invitation to consider a business merger.
attraction or incentive; allurement.
a provocation: The speech was an invitation to rebellion.
adjective
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Origin of invitation

1590–1600; <Latin invītātiōn- (stem of invītātiō), equivalent to invītāt(us) (past participle of invītāre to invite) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM invitation

pre·in·vi·ta·tion, nounre·in·vi·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for invitation

invitation
/ (ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun
  1. the act of inviting, such as an offer of entertainment or hospitality
  2. (as modifier)an invitation dance; an invitation race
the act of enticing or attracting; allurement
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