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Meaning of avocation

av•o•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (av"u-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. something a person does in addition to a principal occupation, esp. for pleasure; hobby: Our doctor's avocation is painting.
  2. a person's regular occupation, calling, or vocation.
  3. diversion or distraction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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