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English definition of “reservation”

reservation

noun (THING KEPT)    /ˌrez.əˈveɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ɚ-/
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
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