adjective N. Amer. (especially of a competition) open only to those invited.

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  • invitational — adj. open only to persons issued an invitation; of gatherings, usually sports events; as, an invitational tournament. Syn: invitation(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • invitational — [in΄və tā′shə nəl] adj. participated in only by those invited [an invitational tennis tournament] n. an invitational event …   English World dictionary

  • invitational — adjective Date: 1918 1. limited to invited participants < an invitational tournament > 2. prepared or entered in response to a request < an invitational article > • invitational noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • invitational — UK [ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃ(ə)nəl] / US [ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms invitational : singular invitational plural invitationals American a sports event that people and teams can take part in only if they receive an invitation …   English dictionary

  • invitational — /ɪnvəˈteɪʃənəl/ (say invuh tayshuhnuhl) adjective 1. of or relating to or functioning as an invitation: an invitational letter. 2. attended by invitation: an invitational swimming carnival …  

  • invitational — /in vi tay sheuh nl/, adj. 1. restricted to participants who have been invited: an invitational track meet. n. 2. an event, as a sports competition or an art exhibit, restricted to those who have been invited to participate. [1920 25; INVITATION… …   Universalium

  • invitational — 1. adjective Restricted to participants who have been invited. 2. noun An event, especially a tournament, that is restricted to invited participants …   Wiktionary

  • invitational — in|vi|ta|tion|al [ ,ınvı teıʃnl ] noun count AMERICAN a sports event that people and teams can take part in only if they receive an invitation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • invitational — adj. of an invitation, accompanying an invitation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • invitational — in·vi·ta·tion·al …   English syllables

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