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Pronunciation:  `restu'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"
  2. [n]  the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state
  3. [n]  the re-establishment of the British monarchy in 1660
  4. [n]  a model that represents the landscape of a former geological age or that represents and extinct animal etc.
  5. [n]  some artifact that has been restored or reconstructed; "the restoration looked exactly like the original"
  6. [n]  the state of being restored to its former good condition; "the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house"
  7. [n]  the reign of Charles II in England; 1660-1685

RESTORATION is a 11 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: regaining, renovation, restitution, return
 See Also: acquisition, artefact, artifact, clawback, England, fix, fixing, fixture, gentrification, group action, historic period, improvement, melioration, mending, model, reclamation, re-establishment, rehabilitation, reinstatement, rejuvenation, renewal, repair, reparation, simulation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Res`to*ra"tion\ (r?s`t?*r?"sh?n), n. [OE.
restauracion, F. restauration, fr. L. restauratio. See
1. The act of restoring or bringing back to a former place,
   station, or condition; the fact of being restored;
   renewal; re["e]stablishment; as, the restoration of
   friendship between enemies; the restoration of peace after

         Behold the different climes agree, Rejoicing in thy
         restoration.                          --Dryden.

2. The state of being restored; recovery of health, strength,
   etc.; as, restoration from sickness.

3. That which is restored or renewed.

{The restoration} (Eng. Hist.), the return of King Charles
   II. in 1660, and the re["e]stablishment of monarchy.

{Universal restoration} (Theol.), the final recovery of all
   men from sin and alienation from God to a state of
   happiness; universal salvation.

Syn: Recovery; replacement; renewal; renovation;
     redintegration; reinstatement; re["e]stablishment;
     return; revival; restitution; reparation.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Measures undertaken to return a degraded ecosystem's functions and values, including its hydrology, plant and animal communities, and/or portions thereof, to a less degraded ecological condition.