Meaning of invitation

in•vi•ta•tion

Pronunciation: (in"vi-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of inviting.
  2. the written or spoken form with which a person is invited.
  3. something offered as a suggestion: an invitation to consider a business merger.
  4. attraction or incentive; allurement.
  5. a provocation: The speech was an invitation to rebellion.
—adj.
  1. invitational.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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