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evocation (n.)

"a calling or bringing forth from concealment," 1570s, from Latin evocationem (nominative evocatio) "a calling forth, a calling from concealment," noun of action from past participle stem of evocare "call out, summon; call forth, rouse, appeal to," from assimilated form of ex "out" (see ex-) + vocare "to call," which is related to vox (genitive vocis) "voice" (from PIE root *wekw- "to speak").

Evocatio was used of the Roman custom of petitioning the gods of an enemy city to abandon it and come to Rome; it also was used to translate the Platonic Greek anamnesis "a calling up of knowledge acquired in a previous state of existence."

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Definitions of evocation

evocation (n.)
imaginative re-creation;
evocation (n.)
calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations;
Synonyms: summoning
evocation (n.)
stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors;
Synonyms: induction / elicitation
From wordnet.princeton.edu