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"reconciliation" in British English

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reconciliationnoun

uk   /ˌrek.ənˌsɪl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌrek.ənˌsɪl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/
[C or U] a situation in which two people or groups of people become friendly again after they have argued: It took hours of negotiations to bring about a reconciliation between the two sides.
[U] the process of making two opposite beliefs, ideas, or situations agree
(Definition of reconciliation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reconciliation" in American English

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reconciliationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌrek·ənˌsɪl·iˈeɪ·ʃən/
the process of making two people or groups of people friendly again after they have argued seriously or fought and kept apart from each other, or a situation in which this happens
(Definition of reconciliation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reconciliation" in Business English

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reconciliationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌrekənˌsɪliˈeɪʃən/
ACCOUNTING the process of comparing different financial accounts, amounts, etc. in order to check that they add up to the same total or to explain any differences between them: We haven't done a reconciliation yet.
(Definition of reconciliation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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