restoration

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noun res·to·ra·tion \ ˌres-tə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of restoration

1 :an act of restoring or the condition of being restored: such as
a :a bringing back to a former position or condition :reinstatement
  • the restoration of peace
c :a restoring to an unimpaired or improved condition
  • the restoration of a painting
d :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 II
b :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

  1. The building is undergoing restoration.

  2. the restoration of peace after war

  3. the restoration of law and order by the police

  4. The town called for a restoration of the law.

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First Known Use of restoration

14th century



RESTORATION Defined for English Language Learners

restoration

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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

restoration

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noun res·to·ra·tion \ ˌre-stə-ˈrā-shən \

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 Dictionary

restoration

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noun res·to·ra·tion \ ˌres-tə-ˈrā-shən \

medical Definition of restoration

:the act of restoring or the condition of being restored: as
a :a returning to a normal or healthy condition
b :the replacing of missing teeth or crowns; also :a dental replacement (as a denture) used for restoration


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