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Definition of restoration noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the work of repairing and cleaning an old building, a painting, etc. so that its condition is as good as it originally was The palace is closed for restoration. restoration work
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] restoration of something the act of bringing back a system, a law, etc. that existed previously the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries the restoration of democracy/the monarchy
  3. 3[uncountable] restoration (of something) the act of returning something to its correct place, condition, or owner the restoration of the Elgin marbles to Greece
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