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Meaning of calling

call•ing

Pronunciation: (kô'ling), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of a person or thing that calls.
  2. vocation, profession, or trade: What is your calling?
  3. a call or summons: He had a calling to join the church.
  4. a strong impulse or inclination: She did it in response to an inner calling.
  5. a convocation: the calling of Congress.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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