invitation

 /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
in•vi•ta•tion /ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. [uncountable] the act of inviting.
  2. [countable] the written or spoken form with which a person is invited:a wedding invitation.
  3. [countable] something that attracts or encourages an action; incentive;
    provocation:an invitation to disaster.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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



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