Meaning of vocation

vo•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (vō-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a particular occupation, business, or profession; calling.
  2. a strong impulse or inclination to follow a particular activity or career.
  3. a divine call to God's service or to the Christian life.
  4. a function or station in life to which one is called by God: the religious vocation; the vocation of marriage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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