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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -avocation-, *avocation*
English-Thai: NECTEC's Lexitron-2 Dictionary [with local updates]
avocation    [N] งานอดิเรก, See also: งานว่าง, Syn. hobby

English-Thai: HOPE Dictionary [with local updates]
avocation(แอฟวะเค' เชิน) n. งานอดิเรก,งานประจำ,อาชีพ, งาน,การเบนความสนใจ

English-Thai: Nontri Dictionary
avocation(n) งาน,การงาน,อาชีพ,งานอดิเรก,การทำมาหากิน

Thai-English: NECTEC's Lexitron-2 Dictionary [with local updates]
งานอดิเรก    [N] hobby, See also: avocation, Syn. งานว่าง, Example: งานอดิเรกของผมคือการสะสมนาฬิกา, Thai definition: กิจกรรมที่ทำเป็นพิเศษในเวลาว่าง

CMU English Pronouncing Dictionary
AVOCATION    AE2 V AH0 K EY1 SH AH0 N

Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary (pronunciation guide only)
avocation    (n) (a2 v @ k ei1 sh @ n)
avocations    (n) (a2 v @ k ei1 sh @ n z)

German-English: TU-Chemnitz DING Dictionary
Nebenbeschäftigung {f} | Nebenbeschäftigungen {pl}avocation | avocations [Add to Longdo]

Japanese-English: EDICT Dictionary
余技[よぎ, yogi] (n) avocation; hobby [Add to Longdo]
余業[よぎょう, yogyou] (n) side line; avocation [Add to Longdo]

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Avocation \Av`o*ca"tion\, n. [L. avocatio.]
     1. A calling away; a diversion. [Obs. or Archaic]
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              Impulses to duty, and powerful avocations from sin.
                                                    --South.
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     2. That which calls one away from one's regular employment or
        vocation.
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              Heaven is his vocation, and therefore he counts
              earthly employments avocations.       --Fuller.
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              By the secular cares and avocations which accompany
              marriage the clergy have been furnished with skill
              in common life.                       --Atterbury.
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     Note: In this sense the word is applied to the smaller
           affairs of life, or occasional calls which summon a
           person to leave his ordinary or principal business.
           Avocation (in the singular) for vocation is usually
           avoided by good writers.
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     3. pl. Pursuits; duties; affairs which occupy one's time;
        usual employment; vocation.
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              There are professions, among the men, no more
              favorable to these studies than the common
              avocations of women.                  --Richardson.
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              In a few hours, above thirty thousand men left his
              standard, and returned to their ordinary avocations.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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              An irregularity and instability of purpose, which
              makes them choose the wandering avocations of a
              shepherd, rather than the more fixed pursuits of
              agriculture.                          --Buckle.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  avocation
      n 1: an auxiliary activity [syn: {avocation}, {by-line},
           {hobby}, {pursuit}, {sideline}, {spare-time activity}]

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