The definition of an avocation is something a person does in addition to his main job, particularly for pleasure or interest.(noun)
A teacher who enjoys photography in her spare time is an example of someone with an avocation.
See avocation in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L avocatio, a calling away < pp. of avocare < a- (ab-), away + vocare, to call < vox, voice
See avocation in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin āvocātiō, āvocātiōn-, diversion
Origin: , from āvocātus
Origin: , past participle of āvocāre, to call away
Origin: : ā-, ab-, away; see ab-1
Origin: + vocāre, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.
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