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reconciliationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌrek·ənˌsɪl·iˈeɪ·ʃən/
the ​process of making two ​people or ​groups of ​peoplefriendly again after they have ​argued seriously or ​fought and ​keptapart from each other, or a ​situation in which this ​happens
(Definition of reconciliation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"reconciliation" in British English

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reconciliationnoun

uk   /ˌrek.ənˌsɪl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌrek.ənˌsɪl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/
[C or U] a ​situation in which two ​people or ​groups of ​peoplebecomefriendly again after they have ​argued: It took ​hours of ​negotiations to ​bring about a reconciliation between the two ​sides.
[U] the ​process of making two ​oppositebeliefs, ​ideas, or ​situationsagree
(Definition of reconciliation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reconciliation" in Business English

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reconciliationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌrekənˌsɪliˈeɪʃən/
ACCOUNTING the ​process of comparing different ​financialaccounts, ​amounts, etc. in ​order to ​check that they ​add up to the same ​total or to explain any differences between them: We haven't done a reconciliation yet.
(Definition of reconciliation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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