reparation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “reparation” in the English Dictionary

"reparation" in British English

See all translations


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

See all translations

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

See all translations

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
See also
(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…
What is the pronunciation of reparation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More