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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Those two countries viewed the purpose of prison primarily as an opportunity for rehabilitation, restoration, opportunity and hope. Dan Slepian, NBC News, "A Producer's Notebook: The story behind 'Justice For All'," 4 Sep. 2019 Those funds are for projects and activities for the purposes of coastal protection, including conservation, coastal restoration, hurricane protection and infrastructure directly affected by coastal wetland losses. al, "‘Myth Busters’ targets ‘misinformation’ on I-10 project and toll plan," 29 July 2019 Donors big and small have since promised around €850 million ($950 million) to fund the restoration, much of it within days of the disaster. Vivienne Walt / Paris, Time, "Inside the Fight Over How Notre Dame Should Rise From the Ashes," 25 July 2019 Stoddard enjoyed sailing on Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, reed organ restoration, model boat building, and relaxing with needlepoint projects. courant.com, "George Stoddard Reynolds," 24 July 2019 Victims of the breach will be eligible for up to 10 years of credit monitoring services for free and seven years of identity-restoration services. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al.com, "Equifax $700 million data breach settlement 2019: How to file a claim; Are you eligible?," 23 July 2019 Equifax will offer victims of the breach free credit monitoring services for up to 10 years, identity-restoration services for seven years, and six Equifax credit reports annually for the next seven years. Ken Sweet, baltimoresun.com, "Equifax to pay Maryland $5.7 million in data breach settlement," 22 July 2019 Victims of Equifax's breach will be eligible for up to 10 years of credit monitoring services for free, seven years of identity-restoration services, and six free copies of Equifax's credit reports per year for the next seven years. oregonlive.com, "Oregon to receive $2.8M from record $700M Equifax data breach settlement," 22 July 2019 Number of employees: 425 Director: Misael Cabrera Appointed: 2015 Replaced: Henry Darwin Salary: $175,000 Forestry and Fire Management Purpose: Prevents and suppresses fires; promotes forest health and encourages forest-restoration efforts. Kyra Haas, azcentral, "Who runs the state? Here are Arizona's top agency heads (and their salaries)," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of restoration

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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restoration

noun

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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