reparation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “reparation” in the English Dictionary

"reparation" in British English

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uk   us   /ˌrep.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ formal
[C or U] payment for ​harm or ​damage: The ​company had to make reparation to those who ​sufferedillhealth as a ​result of ​chemicalpollution.reparations [plural] specialized payments made by a ​defeatednation after a ​war to ​pay for ​damages or ​expenses it ​caused to another ​nation
(Definition of reparation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reparation" in American English

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reparationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌrep·əˈreɪ·ʃən/
payment for ​harm or ​damage: [C] The ​companypaid reparations to the ​victims of the ​explosion.
(Definition of reparation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reparation" in Business English

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reparationnoun [C, usually plural, U]

uk   us   /ˌrepəˈreɪʃən/ formal
payment for ​harm, ​loss, or ​damage that has been caused to a ​person or an ​organization, or the fact of making such a ​payment: The likelihood of the ​company making ​financial reparations seems distant. call for/​pay/​seek reparation
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(Definition of reparation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reparation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 赔偿, 补偿, 弥补…
in Chinese (Traditional) 賠償, 補償, 彌補…
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