invitation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French invitation, from Latin invitatio

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

invitation (plural invitations)

  1. The act of inviting; solicitation; the requesting of a person's company.
    an invitation to a party, to a dinner, or to visit a friend
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 8, The Younger Set:
      At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy ; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
  2. A document written or printed, or spoken words, conveying the message by which one is invited.
  3. Allurement; enticement.
  4. (fencing) A line that is intentionally left open to encourage the opponent to attack.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.vi.ta.sjɔ̃/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

invitation f

  1. invitation

Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

invitation (plural invitationes)

  1. invitation