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invitational

Line breaks: in¦vi|ta¦tion¦al
Pronunciation: /ɪnvɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l
 
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Definition of invitational in English:

adjective

(Especially of a competition) open only to those invited.
Example sentences
  • Gymnasts can then participate in invitational competitions with their clubs.
  • This year the Cliburn, in its customary effort to include a contemporary work, held an invitational competition for composers.
  • We plan to grow this into an invitational competition for hang gliding and paragliding.

noun

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An invitational competition.
Example sentences
  • According to Gymnastics Canada, she competed in 21 international invitationals alone.
  • After the Olympics, Izabela competed at several invitationals, until an ankle injury sidelined for the rest of the year.
  • I do not plan to participate in any more tournaments or invitationals.

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