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restorationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌres.tərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌres.təˈreɪ.ʃən/
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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the Restorationnoun [S]

uk   /ˌres.tərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌres.təˈreɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of restoration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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restorationnoun [C/U]

us   /ˌres·təˈreɪ·ʃən/
the act or the process of returning something to its original condition, or to a state similar to its original condition: [U] She is in charge of the restoration of paintings in the collection. [C] Elise has worked on a number of 19th-century building restorations.
(Definition of restoration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"restoration" in Business English

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restorationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌrestərˈeɪʃən/ us  
the act or process of returning something to its earlier good condition or position: a restoration plan/program/project Workers have started restoration work on the two fountains. Pensioner groups have campaigned for the restoration of the link between basic pension and earnings.
(Definition of restoration from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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