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1. A regular occupation, especially one for which a person is particularly suited or qualified.
a. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work: a vocation for medicine.
b. Theology A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
[Middle English vocacioun, divine call to a religious life, from Old French vocation, from Latin vocātiō, vocātiōn-, a calling, from vocātus, past participle of vocāre, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. a specified occupation, profession, or trade
a. a special urge, inclination, or predisposition to a particular calling or career, esp a religious one
b. such a calling or career
[C15: from Latin vocātiō a calling, from vocāre to call]
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1. a particular occupation, business, or profession; calling.
2. a strong inclination to follow a particular activity or career.
3. a divine call to a religious life.
4. a function or station, esp. a religious life, to which one is called by God.
[1400–50; < Latin vocātiō a call, summons =vocā(re) to call + -tiō -tion]
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|Noun||1.||vocation - the particular occupation for which you are trained|
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
specialism, specialization, specialty, speciality, specialisation - the special line of work you have adopted as your career; "his specialization is gastroenterology"
lifework - the principal work of your career
|2.||vocation - a body of people doing the same kind of work|
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
profession - the body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread rapidly through the medical profession"; "they formed a community of scientists"
press corps - a group of journalists representing different publications who all cover the same topics; "the White House press corps"
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noun profession, calling, job, business, office, trade, role, post, career, mission, employment, pursuit, life work, métier the levels of knowledge and skill required for success in many vocations
"Many are called, but few are chosen" Bible: St. Matthew
"Many are called, but few are chosen" Bible: St. Matthew
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1. Activity pursued as a livelihood:
art, business, calling, career, craft, employment, job, line, métier, occupation, profession, pursuit, trade, work.
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دَعْوَة إلى الكَهْنوت، نِداءوَظيفَه، مِهْنَه
köllunköllun; starfsgrein, fag
vocation[vəʊˈkeɪʃən] N (= calling) → vocación f; (= profession) → profesión f, carrera f
to have a vocation for art → tener vocación por el arte
he has missed his vocation → se ha equivocado de carrera
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vocation[vəʊˈkeɪʃ/ən] n → vocazione f
to have a vocation for teaching → avere la vocazione dell'insegnamento
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vocation(vəˈkeiʃən) , ((American) vou-) noun
1. a feeling of having been called (by God), or born etc, to do a particular type of work. He had a sense of vocation about his work as a doctor. beroep, roeping دَعْوَة إلى الكَهْنوت، نِداء призвание vocação poslání die Berufung kald αποστολήvocación kutsumus احساس وظیفه kutsumus vocationשליחות, ייעוד व्यवसाय duhovno zvanje elhivatottság panggilan hidup köllun vocazione 使命 하느님의 부르심 pašaukimas aicinājums mendapat seru roepingkallpowołanie بلنه، راغوښتنه: مسلك تخصص، وظيفه: ديوه كار له پاره وړتيا vocação vocaţie призвание poslanie dar božji poziv kall, kallelse เสียงเรียกร้องจากพระเจ้า; ความจำใจ yatkınlık, yetenek 神召，天職 покликання باطني آواز năng khiếu 神召，使命，天职
2. the work done, profession entered etc (as a result of such a feeling). Nursing is her vocation; Many people regard teaching as a vocation. beroep وَظيفَه، مِهْنَه професия vocação poslání die Berufung kald λειτούργημα, επάγγελμαvocación kutsetöö شغل ammatti vocationמקצוע व्यवसाय zvanje hivatás pekerjaan köllun; starfsgrein, fag vocazione 天職 직업 pašaukimas profesija; nodarbošanās kerjaya roepingyrke, fagpowołanie دنده vocação carieră призвание povolanie poslanstvo poziv kall วิชาชีพ meslek, iş 職業 покликання پيشہ thiên hướng 职业
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n. vocación, profesión.
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