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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·vo·ca·tion /ˌɪnvəˈkeʃən/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·vo·ca·tion n.
 1. The act or form of calling for the assistance or presence of some superior being; earnest and solemn entreaty; esp., prayer offered to a divine being.
    Sweet invocation of a child; most pretty and pathetical!   --Shak.
    The whole poem is a prayer to Fortune, and the invocation is divided between the two deities.   --Addison.
 2. Law A call or summons; especially, a judicial call, demand, or order; as, the invocation of papers or evidence into court.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
           [syn: supplication]
      2: an incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil
      3: calling up a spirit or devil [syn: conjuring, conjuration,
      4: the act of appealing for help