how to pronounce avocation


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avocation is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of avocation in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… or an avocation devoted entirely to …”

meanings of avocation


  1. The calling of a case from an inferior to a superior court.
  2. That which calls one away from one's regular employment or vocation.
  3. A hobby or recreational or leisure pursuit.
  4. A calling away; a diversion.
  5. Pursuits; duties; affairs which occupy one's time; usual employment; vocation.

avocation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word avocation occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics avocation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that avocation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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