Definition of avocation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌævəʊˈkeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌævoʊˈkeɪʃn//
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a hobby or other activity that you do for interest and enjoyment Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin avocatio(n-), from avocare ‘call away’, from ab- ‘from’ + vocare ‘to call’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: avocation