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renaissancenoun [C]

 us   /ˈren·əˌsɑns, -ˌzɑns/
a new ​growth or ​interest in something, esp. ​art, ​literature, or ​music: a ​poetry renaissance world history The Renaissance was a ​period of ​growth and ​activity in the ​areas of ​art, ​literature, and ​ideas in Europe during the 14th, 15th, and 16th ​centuries.
(Definition of renaissance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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renaissancenoun [S]

uk   /rəˈneɪsəns/  us   /ˌrenəˈsɑːns/
a ​situation when there is new ​interest in something and it becomes ​strong and ​active again: experience/see/undergo a renaissance Around the beginning of the 21st century, the area's wine ​industry underwent something of a renaissance.
(Definition of renaissance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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