restoration

restoration
a) the process of bringing an object back to its original state; the process of restoring something

The restoration of this painting will take years.

b) the return of a former monarchy or monarch to power, usually after having been forced to step down

The restoration of this medieval church involved undoing all the Victorian modifications.


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  • Restoration — may refer to:In government / politicsA restoration is a historical episode whereby a previous government over an area or jurisdiction is reinstated. Restoration is inclusive also of the period immediately following that episode. For example, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Restoration — Res to*ra tion (r?s t?*r? sh?n), n. [OE. restauracion, F. restauration, fr. L. restauratio. See {Restore}.] 1. The act of restoring or bringing back to a former place, station, or condition; the fact of being restored; renewal; re[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • restoration — UK US /ˌrestərˈeɪʃən/ noun [C or U] ► the act or process of returning something to its earlier good condition or position: »a restoration plan/program/project »Workers have started restoration work on the two fountains. »Pensioner groups have… …   Financial and business terms

  • Restoration — bezeichnet Die Stuart Restauration im England des 17. Jahrhunderts von 1660 bis 1688 Restoration – Zeit der Sinnlichkeit (Originaltitel Restoration), einen Film von 1995 Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • restoration — ► NOUN 1) the action of returning something to a former condition, place, or owner. 2) the process of repairing or renovating a building, work of art, etc. 3) the reinstatement of a previous practice, right, or situation. 4) the return of a… …   English terms dictionary

  • restoration — [res΄tə rā′shən] n. [ME restauration < MFr < LL restauratio] 1. a restoring or being restored; specif., a) reinstatement in a former position, rank, etc. b) restitution for loss, damage, etc. c) a putting or bringing back into a former,… …   English World dictionary

  • restoration — restoration. См. репаративный синтез. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • restoration — restoration. = repair (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • restoration — index acquittal, collection (payment), compensation, continuation (resumption), contribution (indemnification) …   Law dictionary

  • restoration — (n.) 1650s; see RESTORE (Cf. restore) + ATION (Cf. ation). With a capital R , in reference to the reestablishment of the English monarchy under Charles II in 1660, from 1718. As a period in English theater, attested from 1898. In French history,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • restoration — noun 1 returning sth to its original condition ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, full ▪ extensive, major ▪ Many of the older paintings have undergone extensive restoration. ▪ partial …   Collocations dictionary

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