Pronunciation: (vō-kā'shun), [key]
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.