Definition of restoration
1 : an act of restoring or the condition of being restored: such asa : a bringing back to a former position or condition : reinstatement the restoration of peaceb : restitutionc : a restoring to an unimpaired or improved condition the restoration of a paintingd : the replacing of missing teeth or crowns
2 : something that is restored; especially : a representation or reconstruction of the original form (as of a fossil or a building)
3 capitalized a : the reestablishing of the monarchy in England in 1660 under Charles IIb : the period in English history usually held to coincide with the reign of Charles II but sometimes to extend through the reign of James II
Examples of restoration in a sentence
The building is undergoing restoration.
the restoration of peace after war
the restoration of law and order by the police
The town called for a restoration of the law.
First Known Use of restoration
RESTORATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of restoration for English Language Learners
: the act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing it, cleaning it, etc.
: the act of bringing back something that existed before
: the act of returning something that was stolen or taken
RESTORATION Defined for Kids
Definition of restoration for Students
1 : an act of returning something to its original condition : the result of having been returned to the original condition
2 : something (as a building) that has been returned to its original condition
Medical Definition of restoration
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