from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of repairing or the condition of being repaired.
- n. The act or process of making amends; expiation.
- n. Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.
- n. Compensation or remuneration required from a defeated nation as indemnity for damage or injury during a war.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A payment of time, effort or money to undo past transgression(s).
- n. The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired; as, the reparation of a bridge or of a highway.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired; ; -- in this sense, repair is oftener used.
- n. The act of making amends or giving satisfaction or compensation for a wrong, injury, etc.; also, the thing done or given; amends; satisfaction; indemnity; --used, e.g. in the phrase make reparation, pay reparations, or make reparations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of repairing; repair: restoration; upbuilding.
- n. What is done to repair a wrong; indemnification for loss or damage; satisfaction for any injury; amends.
- n. A renewal of friendship; reconciliation.
- n. Synonyms Restoration.
- n. Compeusation.
- n. In biology, the regeneration of a lost part out of the old tissue as contrasted with regeneration through the formation of new tissue.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors
- n. compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury
- n. the act of putting something in working order again
- n. something done or paid in expiation of a wrong
Middle English reparacion, from Old French, from Late Latin reparātiō, reparātiōn-, restoration, from Latin reparātus, past participle of reparāre, to repair; see repair1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin reparationem, from Latin reparatio. (Wiktionary)