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VOCATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vocation mean? 

VOCATION (noun)
  The noun VOCATION has 2 senses:

1. the particular occupation for which you are trained
2. a body of people doing the same kind of work

  Familiarity information: VOCATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VOCATION (noun)


Sense 1vocation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The particular occupation for which you are trained

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

calling; career; vocation

Hypernyms ("vocation" is a kind of...):

business; job; line; line of work; occupation (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vocation"):

specialisation; specialism; speciality; specialization; specialty (the special line of work you have adopted as your career)

lifework (the principal work of your career)

walk; walk of life (careers in general)

business life; professional life (a career in industrial or commercial or professional activities)


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Meaning:

A body of people doing the same kind of work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

occupational group; vocation

Hypernyms ("vocation" is a kind of...):

body (a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vocation"):

community; profession (the body of people in a learned occupation)


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