restoration

noun
res·​to·​ra·​tion | \ ˌre-stə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce restoration (audio) \

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

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web First Street also included flood-mitigating infrastructure in its model, such as levees, beach nourishment projects and wetland restoration projects. USA Today, "Flood model relies on decades of climate data," 29 June 2020 Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall June 7 in southeast Louisiana, and restoration delays were minimal. Tyler Mauldin, CNN, "The pandemic could lead to longer power outages following a hurricane, industry leaders warn," 28 June 2020 The measure sets up a restoration fund for the parks that would be funded by up to $1.9 billion in royalties derived from federal energy development projects. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "House announces July vote on major bipartisan lands bill," 23 June 2020 The collaborative endeavor, which includes contributions from California’s largest Native American demographic, the Yurok Tribe, is expected to result in the restoration of more than 70,000 acres over a span of decades. J.d. Simkins, Sunset Magazine, "Senate Gives Public Lands Big Victory with Great American Outdoors Act," 18 June 2020 Nada called for termination of the agreement governing the alliance and the restoration of the Japanese company’s right to buy shares in Renault, or even take it over. Reed Stevenson, Bloomberg.com, "Nissan Email Trail Casts New Light on Carlos Ghosn Takedown," 15 June 2020 The later phases were to include a small event center and the restoration of a historic train caboose. John Delapp, Houston Chronicle, "Drive to renovate Pearland train depot loses steam," 15 June 2020 The biggest beneficiary of this new restoration fund is its titular agency, the National Park Service, which will receive 70 percent of the pie each year. Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, "The Senate Is About to Pass a Bill That Will (Finally) Fund Public Lands and Ease Maintenance Backlogs in National Parks," 9 June 2020 Between 1973 and the restoration of democracy in 1985, hundreds were killed, and one in every 30 adult Uruguayans was detained, interrogated or imprisoned. Kristina Mani, The Conversation, "Using the military to quash protests can erode democracy – as Latin America well knows," 8 June 2020

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First Known Use of restoration

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Restoration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/restoration. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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restoration

noun
How to pronounce restoration (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of restoration

: the act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing it, cleaning it, etc.
somewhat formal : the act of bringing back something that existed before
somewhat formal : the act of returning something that was stolen or taken

restoration

noun
res·​to·​ra·​tion | \ ˌre-stə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce restoration (audio) \

Kids Definition of restoration

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

restoration

noun
res·​to·​ra·​tion | \ ˌres-tə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce restoration (audio) \

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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