regeneration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n regeneration forming again (especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting
    • n regeneration the activity of spiritual or physical renewal
    • n regeneration feedback in phase with (augmenting) the input
    • n regeneration (biology) growth anew of lost tissue or destroyed parts or organs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In humans, the epidermal layer of skin, which consists of many layers of skin regenerates every 27 days
    • Regeneration The act of regenerating, or the state of being regenerated.
    • Regeneration (Theol) The entering into a new spiritual life; the act of becoming, or of being made, Christian; that change by which holy affectations and purposes are substituted for the opposite motives in the heart. "He saved us by the washing of regeneration , and renewing of the Holy Chost."
    • Regeneration (Biol) The reproduction of a part which has been removed or destroyed; re-formation; -- a process especially characteristic of a many of the lower animals; as, the regeneration of lost feelers, limbs, and claws by spiders and crabs.
    • Regeneration (Physiol) The reproduction or renewal of tissues, cells, etc., which have been used up and destroyed by the ordinary processes of life; as, the continual regeneration of the epithelial cells of the body, or the regeneration of the contractile substance of muscle.
    • Regeneration (Physiol) The union of parts which have been severed, so that they become anatomically perfect; as, the regeneration of a nerve.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n regeneration The act of regenerating or producing anew.
    • n regeneration In theology: A radical change in the spirit of an individual, accomplished by the direct action of the Spirit of God. Evangelical theologians agree that there is a necessity for such a radical spiritual change in man in order to the divine life; but they differ widely in their psychological explanations of the change. They are, however, generally agreed that it consists of or at least necessarily involves a change in the affections and desires of the soul. Regeneration is also understood, as by the Roman Catholic Church, to be the gilt of the germ of a spiritual life conferred regularly by God's ordinance in baptism, which is accordingly called the sacrament of regeneration, or simply regeneration. The word regeneration occurs only once in the New Testament in its ordinary theological meaning; but equivalent expressions are found, such as “begotten again,” “born again,” “born of God,” “born of water and of the Spirit.”
    • n regeneration The renovation of the world to be accomplished at the second coming of the Messiah.
    • n regeneration (rē-jen-e-rā′ shon). In biology, the genesis or origination of new tissue to repair the waste of the body, or to replace worn-out tissue; also, the reproduction of lost or destroyed parts or organs. Regeneration of tissue constantly goes on in all animals in the ordinary repair of waste products of vital action; but the replacing of lost parts, as a limb, is nearly confined to animals below vertebrates, in many of which it is an easy or usual process.
    • n regeneration Synonyms See conversion.
    • n regeneration See reproduction.
    • n regeneration In biology: The reproduction of a whole organism or of a part of an organism from a separated portion of the body of an organism. See the extract.
    • n regeneration In forestry, same as reproduction, 6.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Regeneration act of regenerating: state of being regenerated:
    • n Regeneration (theol.) new birth, the change from a carnal to a Christian life: the renewal of the world at the second coming of Christ
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Quotations

  • Jean De La Bruyere
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    “The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. regeneratio,: cf. F. régéneration,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. regenerāre, -ātum, to bring forth again—re-, again, generāre, to generate.

Usage

In literature:

Her wealth, up to now, had only had a meaning for her, as part of some noble scheme for the regeneration of mankind.
"The Nest of the Sparrowhawk" by Baroness Orczy
Art is a regenerating or delighting power.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Let us turn our thought now to the other great function of the church, the regeneration of human society.
"The Church and Modern Life" by Washington Gladden
But, O Brahmanas, O regenerate one, thou shouldst of a certainty accept some boon from me!
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
These are Justification, Regeneration, and Sanctification.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
Both politically and commercially we have the deepest interest in her regeneration and prosperity.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Polk" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
There is a great deal of good talk these days about regenerating society.
"Quiet Talks on Service" by S. D. Gordon
In this I see a new order of things which may regenerate the monarchy.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol X" by Various
They are the heavenly people, regenerate and complete in Christ, their Bridegroom and living Head.
"Satan" by Lewis Sperry Chafer
To the unregenerate the service of God is utter bondage; to the regenerate it is perfect freedom.
"Our Lady Saint Mary" by J. G. H. Barry
The modern word for this sort of thing is regeneration.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
The regeneration of Admetos is accomplished.
"Robert Browning" by Edward Dowden
Where there is no infant regeneration, there can be no infant salvation.
"The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church" by G. H. Gerberding
This is the glorious work of regeneration.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
I do not believe in national regeneration in the shape of a foreign loan.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
Both recognize Islam's present decadence; both desire its spiritual regeneration.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
From that day a new light flashed on me; I foresaw my art regenerated.
"The Preacher and His Models" by James Stalker
It did, however, complicate the work of regeneration.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
In this war Turkey is celebrating a brilliant regeneration.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
They are occupied with the process of regeneration, instead of the Word which regenerates.
"The All-Sufficiency of Christ" by Charles Henry Mackintosh
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In poetry:

Predestinated to be sons,
Born by degrees, but chose at once,
A new regenerated race,
To praise the glory of his grace.
"Hymn 54" by Isaac Watts
Who knows but in the great regeneration,
When He shall make the whole world new, that thou
Shalt only change, erect in thine old station
By bloom and beauty which thou hast not now?
"The Maiden's Reply To The Mountain" by Samuel John Stone
Brothers! of these two voices, strange most unimaginably,
Unceasingly regenerated, dying unceasingly,
Harken-ed of the Eternal throughout His Eternity,
The one voice uttereth: NATURE! and the other voice: HUMANITY!
"Heard On The Mountain" by Francis Thompson

In news:

Welcome to AMARC - the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center.
History of Thermal Regeneration in the Steel Industry.
New Configuration May Make it Harder to Say No to Thermal Regeneration.
Because of their ability to differentiate into any cell type, stem cells have been thought to play an important role in limb regeneration processes.
Regeneration Booster utilizes a patented combination of cutting-edge anti-aging ingredients for maximum results.
Catalyst Regeneration Market Set to Top $4 Billion in 2016.
Duplex system provides easier operation and allows for multiple regenerations per day.
Qatar to invest millions of euros to help regenerate disadvantaged suburbs of Paris.
The interactions of fire, climate, moose browse, and tree regeneration make a dynamic ecological story across the Kenai Peninsula.
In the future, businesses may prosper as engines of regeneration, revitalization and community building.
Forest Service's Northern Research Station FIA Launches 24-State Study of Forest Regeneration.
Al Shabab's defeat is necessary but insufficient for Somalia's regeneration.
Likewise, our bodies, while not as slow, sometimes take a considerable amount of time to regenerate certain tissues.
Camille Utterback's works invite others to move their bodies and influence the look of her constantly regenerating paintings, part of the "Act/React" show at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Time Lords can only regenerate 12 times.
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In science:

Another central tool for the development that follows is provided by the SznitmanZerner regeneration times that we now define.
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
Take a to be the parameter in the regeneration times (2.2).
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
The parameter ℓ in the regeneration time τ (ℓ) 1 of the walk started at z ensures that the 1 + · stays in H′ subsequent walk Xτ (ℓ) ℓ (z).
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
The last equality above comes from the regeneration structure, see Proposition 1.3 in ℓ (z )c is contained in the σ -algebra G1 defined Sznitman-Zerner .
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
To deduce the sublinear bound we introduce regeneration times at which both walks regenerate on the same level in space (but not necessarily at the same time).
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
From regeneration to regeneration the difference of the two walks operates like a Markov chain.
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
These represent the first common regeneration times of the two paths.
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
Next we extend the exponential tail bound to the regeneration times.
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
The Markov chain Yk = eX ˜µk − Xµk will be compared to a random walk obtained by performing the same construction of joint regeneration times to two independent walks in independent environments.
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
Construct the common regeneration times (ρk , ¯ρk )k≥1 for (X, ¯X ) by the same recipe [(7.8), (7.9) and (7.12)] as was used to construct (µk , ˜µk )k≥1 for (X, eX ).
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
Because x ∈ Vd satisfies x · ˆu = 0, the shift has not changed regeneration levels.
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
Let Am be the event that the walks eX (m) and ¯X (m) agree up to the maximum of their regeneration times.
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
And since the paths agree up to the regeneration times, we have Γ(M ) = ¯Γ( ¯M ) .
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
We can see that the first common regeneration level for the two paths is (y + bw + nz) · ˆu.
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
The first walk backtracks from level bw · ˆu so this is not a common regeneration level.
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
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