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avocational

 [av″o-ka´shun-al]
pertaining to leisure time activities.
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The project team strives to generate content useful to both professional and avocational paleontologists.
The University of Brighton offers avocational course in the wine business, with visits to famous vineyards across Europe.
Despite ambivalence about some of the activities in which they had engaged, veterans reported feeling a sense of importance about their mission overseas relative to their civilian avocational and occupational activities:
For example, in a cross-cultural study of American and Japanese chronic low-back pain patients (Clinical Journal of Pain, 6:118-124, 1990), Americans who suffered from lower-back pain had greater psychological, social, vocational, and avocational impairment than lower-back pain sufferers in Japan.
Rehabilitation is the process of helping a person to reach the fullest physical, psychological, social, vocational, avocational and educational potential consistent with his or her physiologic or anatomic impairment, environmental limitations and desires and life plans'.
Historians of religion and of literature, aficionados of rare books, and general avocational readers of history will all find much to treasure in Duffy's engaging study.
In a special section, professional and avocational scholars of Shakespeare present 11 essays on works believed by some but not most to have been written by him.
Ross and Faith played our (and their) violins--a delight in our avocational worlds that we sometimes envied for our main callings.
Almost 500 books were entered in the competition, and awards were presented i Let's Get Cookin' in Westlake Village received the 2007 Award of Excellence for Avocational Cooking School.
It is advisable for pregnant women to avoid occupational or avocational lead exposure that would result in blood lead concentrations > 5 [micro]g/dL.
A patient's "functional" range of motion (ROM) is determined by vocational and avocational activities; therefore, the significance of an osseous defect is somewhat influenced by the functional requirements of the patient.
This trait is reflected in Banks's own words: "My vocational and avocational activities have been diverse, challenging, and personally rewarding.