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reservation

noun uk   /ˌrez.əˈveɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ɚ-/

reservation noun (THING KEPT)

B1 [C or U] an arrangement in which something such as a seat on an aircraft or a table at a restaurant is kept for you: I'd like to make a table reservation for two people for nine o'clock. Please confirm your reservation in writing by Friday.Making bookings and reservations [C] an area of land made available for a particular group of people to live in: The family lives on a Native American reservation.Parts of countries [C] (also reserve, US also preserve) an area of land in which wild animals are protected: He's the chief warden of a big-game reservation.Zoos and wildlife reserves

reservation noun (DOUBT)

C2 [C usually plural, U] a doubt or feeling of not being able to agree with or accept something completely: Workers and employees shared deep reservations about the wisdom of the government's plans for the industry. He accepted my advice without reservation.Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity
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