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English definition of “restoration”

restoration

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌres.tərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-təˈreɪ-/
the act or process of returning something to its earlier good condition or position: The first task following the disaster was the restoration of clean water supplies. Restoration work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is now complete. A large majority of the population is demanding the restoration of the former government.
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