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noun [countable]     vocation pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a job that you do because you feel it is your purpose in life and for which you have special skills

    Mason regarded teaching as his vocation.

    find a vocation:

    She believes she has found her true vocation in life.

  2. 2
    a strong feeling that you should be doing a particular thing with your life, especially because you believe that God wants you to do it


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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