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English definition of “resurrection”


noun [U]     /ˌrezərˈekʃən/
EXISTING AGAIN the process of starting to exist again after not existing for a long period: the resurrection of a fashionRestoring and reviving
CHRISTIAN RELIGION in the Christian religion, Jesus Christ's return to life after he was killedThe Bible - people, events and places
(Definition of resurrection noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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