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 Second, advocate for policy and policymakers that support sound conservation, management and restoration. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, "Landmark book from 1995 by pioneering Minnesota conservationist gets update," 19 Nov. 2020 Such steps go beyond restoration, which can conflict with mandates to preserve sites and structures in perpetuity. Popular Science, "Saving historical landmarks from climate change could mean altering them," 17 Nov. 2020 Beavers are key players in wetlands and habitat restoration, but can also be major pests where they’re confronted by expanding urbanization of humans. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, "Bill Monroe: ‘Things look great’ for Oregon waterfowl hunting season so far," 14 Nov. 2020 Such steps go beyond restoration, which can conflict with mandates to preserve sites and structures in perpetuity. Erin Seekamp, The Conversation, "Preserving cultural and historic treasures in a changing climate may mean transforming them," 13 Nov. 2020 For Native Hawaiians traditions that can include hula, surfing, art and songs to commemorate various battles can help with healing and restoration. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Remarkable and Complex Legacy of Native American Military Service," 11 Nov. 2020 Even if the issue becomes moot with the Utah monuments' restoration, Berry and others would like to see the court rule to settle the questions raised in the suits. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "With a Biden win, Utah monuments may soon be restored," 10 Nov. 2020 Vellabox: From just a small flame, a candle can provide an abundance of comfort and restoration to your mood. Rachel King, Fortune, "Home-improvement gifts," 8 Nov. 2020 The San Antonio location is one of 23 centers in the world that focus on recovery, restoration, and rehabilitation. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, "Life Change Center offers faith and path from drug and alcohol addiction," 2 Nov. 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 26 Nov. 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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