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reservation

noun uk   /ˌrez.əˈveɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ɚ-/

reservation noun (THING KEPT)

B1 [C or U] an arrangement in which something such as a seat on an aircraft or a table at a restaurant is kept for you: I'd like to make a table reservation for two people for nine o'clock. Please confirm your reservation in writing by Friday. [C] an area of land made available for a particular group of people to live in: The family lives on a Native American reservation. [C] ( also reserve, US also preserve) an area of land in which wild animals are protected: He's the chief warden of a big-game reservation.
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reservation noun (DOUBT)

C2 [C usually plural, U] a doubt or feeling of not being able to agree with or accept something completely: Workers and employees shared deep reservations about the wisdom of the government's plans for the industry. He accepted my advice without reservation.
Translations of “reservation”
in Korean 예약…
in Arabic حَجْز…
in Portuguese reserva…
in Catalan reserva…
in Japanese 予約…
in Italian prenotazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預訂, 預約, 居留地…
in Russian предварительный заказ, сомнение…
in Turkish yer ayırtma, rezervasyon, kuşku…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预订, 预约, 居留地…
in Polish rezerwacja, zastrzeżenie, wątpliwość…
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