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1 compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury; "an act for which there is no reparation"
2 (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors; "Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after Wordl War I"
3 the act of putting something in working order again [syn: repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending]
4 something done or paid in expiation of a wrong; "how can I make amends" [syn: amends]

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French réparation, Latin reparatio.


  • /ˌɹɛpəˈɹeɪʃən/, /%rEp@"reIS@n/


(usually reparations)
  1. A payment of time, effort or money to undue past transgression(s).
  2. The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired; as, the reparation of a bridge or of a highway.


  • Greek: επανόρθωση (1), επιδιόρθωση (2), αποκατάσταση (2)

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