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[vei 'kei S.n] = /veɪˈkeɪʃən/
  1. A vacation is a time (usually more than a week) when you relax instead of working or studying. People usually spend their vacation away from home. They might go to the sea or to the mountains.
    A vacation is also called a “holiday” (in British English).
    The director is not here. He’s gone on vacation.
    When I’m on vacation, I don’t take any phone calls from the office. I don’t like to think about work when I’m relaxing.
    Planning a vacation for the whole family can be difficult, because everybody wants to go to a different place.