restoration

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

Definition of restoration

  1. 1 :  an act of restoring or the condition of being restored: as a :  a bringing back to a former position or condition :  reinstatement <the restoration of peace> b :  restitution c :  a restoring to an unimpaired or improved condition <the restoration of a painting> d :  the replacing of missing teeth or crowns

  2. 2 :  something that is restored; especially :  a representation or reconstruction of the original form (as of a fossil or a building)

  3. 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.

14th Century

First Known Use of restoration

14th century



RESTORATION Defined for English Language Learners

restoration

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

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. 1 :  an act of returning something to its original condition :  the result of having been returned to the original condition

  2. 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

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



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