• WordNet 3.6
    • n evocation imaginative re-creation
    • n evocation stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors "the elicitation of his testimony was not easy"
    • n evocation calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Evocation The act of calling out or forth. "The evocation of that better spirit."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n evocation A calling or bringing from concealment; a calling forth: as, among the ancient Romans, the evocation of the gods of a besieged city to join the besiegers.
    • n evocation In civil law, the removal of a suit from an inferior to a superior tribunal.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. evocatio,: cf. F. évocation,


In literature:

Each of these was supposed to have its own peculiar virtues, and many of them are stated to be of use in the evocation of spirits.
"Bygone Beliefs" by H. Stanley Redgrove
This evocation brought on positive nausea.
"Under Western Eyes" by Joseph Conrad
In a moment his rival's evocation became to him impossible to bear.
"Cosmopolis, Complete" by Paul Bourget
Scott's facility, Flaubert's deeply pondered evocation of "the phrase," are equally good art.
"Appreciations, with an Essay on Style" by Walter Horatio Pater
They were a gay group of men, and hospitality was their evocation.
"The California Birthday Book" by Various
But is not all art a suggestion, an evocation, never a statement?
"Plays, Acting and Music" by Arthur Symons
It is a dazzling display of luminous atoms, a kind of pantheistic evocation.
"The French Impressionists (1860-1900)" by Camille Mauclair
So this was the ending of the whole day; this evocation of a fair girl, with a somewhat long face and eyes of blue.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
Dynasty of Shaotak, that the evocation of spirits (from which modern spiritualism takes its origin) commenced.
"The Sorcery Club" by Elliott O'Donnell
An evocator whose name has been lost held a seance with Gilles and de Sille in a chamber at Tiffauges.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
This cunning, evocation of smells, jute, bilge water, the warm oils of the engine room?
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
He had remained oblivious that morning, in spite of all the little evocative references she had made.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
I felt as if I were witnessing the evocation of something superhuman.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
The process is an evocation, pure and simple.
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
For such intensity of evocation is as contagious as an enthusiasm or a panic.
"Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z" by Anatole Cerfberr and Jules François Christophe
His power of evocation was so vivid and intense that he could very well say that he saw his comrades around the table.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
In the tones of his voice were evocations of fancies.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
The evocation was successful.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Then I asked to have some past life of mine revealed, and a new evocation was made before the tablet full of little squares.
"Ideas of Good and Evil" by William Butler Yeats
All her romantic evocation of life as she wanted it to be helped her to this.
"The Duchess of Wrexe" by Hugh Walpole

In news:

Forward Look, Adventurer, Fire Sweep, Firepower, Golden Lion, Letter Car and Hemi: As we wrote those names, a series of images flashed past, each one a pure evocation of a moment in the Fifties .
The evocative fragrance alone makes it worth growing, but lavenders are also wonderful companion plants.
The Getty Villa screens two takes on the evocative title 'The Last Days of Pompeii,' while the film series 'Masterworks of German Expressionism is at LACMA.
Yu Hua 's 'China in Ten Words' is evocative and unsettling.
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be acquainted, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary.
Oates's introduction to Akashic's noir volume dedicated to the Garden State, with its evocative definition of the genre, is alone worth the price of the book.
The evocative musician has put together Glow, a new instrumental album full of unique tunings, rare instruments and imaginative percussive techniques.
The evocative crack of bat hitting ball.
Its name is as evocative as the place itself: Lotusland, the eccentric botanical garden in Santa Barbara, California, designed and developed by Ganna Walska, a glamorous, Polish-born opera singer, celebrity, and socialite.
It boasts an almost perfect period evocation.
Casting Bowen as the evocative ghost of Hamlet 's father is a clever move.
Singer, songwriter and guitarist PJ Harvey took the alt-rock world by storm in the early Nineties with her raw, dynamic post-punk sound and evocative/provocative lyrics.
The Getty Villa screens two takes on the evocative title 'The Last Days of Pompeii ,' while the film series 'Masterworks of German Expressionism is at LACMA.
Mountains of Moss is mostly Adam Ewing, a 31-year-old printmaker and Memphis native who plays guitar and harmonica, sings, and sometimes adds an untutored but effectively evocative fiddle.
It's somewhat subtle, certainly evocative, and most importantly, not crude.

In science:

It also may represent the spatial part of a real linear homogeneous nondispersive wavefield, for which the representation (3.1) is particularly evocative.
Correlations and screening of topological charges in gaussian random fields
David and Thierry (2002) adopted the evocative habits in human learning to support the cognitive aspect of information retrieval and explained how these evocative habits should influence the design of information retrieval system.
Collaborative Knowledge Creation and Management in Information Retrieval
From these evocative habits, they developed a functional IR model comprising of four cognitive tasks in IR: exploration, query, analysis and annotation (David & Thiery 2002).
Collaborative Knowledge Creation and Management in Information Retrieval
If we come back to the analogy with polarised light that was evocated at the beginning of section 3.1, an instantaneous measurement is a realistic possibility in that case.
Crucial tests of the existence of a Time Operator
All these tasks were developed in conjunction with processes of cognitive activation and associative evocation, individually designed and presented in order of complexity of the task.
The physical condition from the perspective of complexity: Application of a physical activity program for Alzheimer's disease
At the boundary of the error. Our goal was increasing their thresholds of capacity of evocation and cognitive-associative activation , and therefore improve brain circuits linked.
The physical condition from the perspective of complexity: Application of a physical activity program for Alzheimer's disease
It is not so easy to come up with a mechanism for doing this, but we try by grasping at a straw, namely the large amounts of η ′ seen by CLEO 16 , evocative of glueballs and/or instanton effects helping things along.
CP and B Physics: Progress and Prospects
The blob algebra, and certain generalisations, have been observed to manifest several indicators of an underlying structure evocative of algebraic Lie theory (such as the role played in their representation theory by alcove geometry — see ).
Virtual algebraic Lie theory: Tilting modules and Ringel duals for blob algebras
We thank Alain Connes for suggesting this evocative description of our method.
An etale approach to the Novikov conjecture
Sometimes the culmination is not achieved, and Moens and Steedman use evocative terminology to describe what goes on in this case: they talk of the eventuality being “stripped” of its culmination.
Generating models for temporal representations
Wells’ evocative novel of the same name, but both in reading Wells’ work and the remainder of this article, one should keep in mind Bohr’s famous dictum “Prediction is very di fficult, especially about the future.”.
Puzzles, Progress, Prospects: pre-Summary for the Quark Matter 2009 Conference