restoration: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (res"tu-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of restoring; renewal, revival, or reestablishment.
  2. the state or fact of being restored.
  3. a return of something to a former, original, normal, or unimpaired condition.
  4. restitution of something taken away or lost.
  5. something that is restored, as by renovating.
  6. a reconstruction or reproduction of an ancient building, extinct animal, or the like, showing it in its original state.
  7. a putting back into a former position, dignity, etc.
    1. the work, process, or result of replacing or restoring teeth or parts of teeth.
    2. something that restores or replaces teeth or parts of teeth, as a filling, crown, or denture.
    1. the reestablishment of the monarchy in England with the return of Charles II in 1660.
    2. the period of the reign of Charles II (1660–85), sometimes extended to include the reign of James II (1685–88).
  1. (cap) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Restoration: Restoration manners.
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