avocation [ av-uh-key-shuh n ]
1. something a person does in addition to a principal occupation, especially for pleasure; hobby: Our doctor's avocation is painting.
2. a person's regular occupation, calling, or vocation.
3. Archaic. diversion or distraction.
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pastime, recreation, sideline, shot, thing, diversion, kick, amusement, occupation, schtick
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Origin: 1520–30; < Latin āvocātiōn- (stem of āvocātiō) a calling away. See a-, vocation
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