• WordNet 3.6
    • n reparation something done or paid in expiation of a wrong "how can I make amends"
    • n reparation the act of putting something in working order again
    • n reparation (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors "Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I"
    • n reparation compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury "an act for which there is no reparation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reparation 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 reparationsormake reparations. "I am sensible of the scandal I have given by my loose writings, and make what reparation I am able."
    • Reparation The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired; as, the reparation of a bridge or of a highway; -- in this sense, repair is oftener used.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reparation The act of repairing; repair: restoration; upbuilding.
    • n reparation What is done to repair a wrong; indemnification for loss or damage; satisfaction for any injury; amends.
    • n reparation A renewal of friendship; reconciliation.
    • n reparation Synonyms Restoration.
    • n reparation Compeusation.
    • n reparation In biology, the regeneration of a lost part out of the old tissue as contrasted with regeneration through the formation of new tissue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Reparation repair: supply of what is wasted: amends
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. réparation, L. reparatio,. See Repair to mend
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. reparer—L. reparārere-, again, parāre, to prepare.


In literature:

I must make what reparation I can.
"The Boy Allies On the Firing Line" by Clair W. Hayes
Pons, thus honored for the first time in his life saw reparation ahead.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
So, with remorsefulness acute, Reparation.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99., Nov. 1, 1890" by Various
That is all the reparation I can make now.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, No. 90, June, 1875" by Various
Many persons of discretion thought what had been done was too slight a reparation for the injuries my brother had received.
"Memoirs And Historical Chronicles Of The Courts Of Europe" by Various
Lui, c'est le Steeple-Jack de Paris, ou il fait les reparations de tous les toits.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, VOL. 100. Feb. 28, 1891" by Various
Offa resolved to seek the boy, and to adopt him, as if in reparation for the past.
"Edwy the Fair or the First Chronicle of Aescendune" by A. D. Crake
She felt truly sorry, and cast about in her mind for some means of reparation.
"The Captain's Toll-Gate" by Frank R. Stockton
But my self-reproaches have caused me to feel I owe some reparation to him.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
It is quite possible that he has been wronged and that he has a claim for some reparation from the Government.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
Dean Monk (1822-1830) inaugurated and carried out an extensive scheme of reparation.
"The Cathedral Church of Peterborough" by W.D. Sweeting
On the circumstance reaching the captain's ears he was indignant, and demanded instant reparation.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLII. Vol. LV. April, 1844" by Various
The worst part of it to Val was, that there could be no reparation.
"Elster's Folly" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Again the impulse came to tell her, beg for forgiveness and make reparation.
"'Way Down East" by Joseph R. Grismer
Nutrition is always engaged in the work of reparation.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
But this was too slender a Reparation for what she had suffered.
"The Amours of Zeokinizul, King of the Kofirans" by Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon
Germany can never make reparation for all the ruin, all the destruction, all the sacrilege she has wrought.
"Fighting France" by Stephane Lauzanne
This injurious result may be at any time reparable by a proper use of manures.
"Outlines of the Earth's History" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Only two choices remain, either reparation, or a settling in crime.
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
In such a way the reparation of local injuries might be symbolized as a filling up and completion of an interrupted rhythm.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart

In poetry:

How harsh are thorns to pears! and yet they make
A better hedge, and need lesse reparation.
How smooth are silks compared with a stake,
Or with a stone! yet make no good foundation.
"Providence" by George Herbert
And now, for years of senseless hate
And paltry, bitter strife,
For “reparation” come too late,
For sweetheart, mate and wife,
I tread her vile heart in the dust
And ashes of my life.
"The Peace Maker" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Some conservatives call it 'modern-day reparations' that reward political friends.
Tarantino's Tale of Reparations Look a Lot Like Blaxploitation (Trailer).
Cashmere Curl Jelly is designed to provide slip, curl definition, sheen and reparative properties to hair.
OurWeekly > features > refusing-reparations—-case-africville- nova-scotia .
It's called PRX Reparatives and it's intense.
A "reparative therapist" calls the law "the height of irresponsibility".
California's gay " reparative therapy" ban faces legal test.
Dr Oz and Dr Drew Take on Reparative Therapy.
Twenty-three years after his first brush with so-called reparative therapy, a writer describes his six-year experience with the process.
The antigay Liberty Counsel filed a civil rights lawsuit on Thursday against California's recently passed law banning " reparative therapy" that attempts to turn gay children straight.
California Takes Big Step in Becoming First to Outlaw ' Reparative ' Therapy.
The owner was sentenced to 70 hours community work and ordered to pay $500 reparation to the SPCA.
The California senate has voted to ban reparative therapy for gay and lesbian teens.
Attacks on Chile's Indigenous Peoples Thwart Efforts at Land Reparations The Nation.
With inflammation , you want the inflammatory reparative mechanisms to stay and not be blocked.

In science:

Convergence de la r´eparation empirique vers la r´eparation th´eorique.
A Kernel Method for the Two-Sample Problem
The imminent LHC start up placed an emphasis on collider and flavour physics, especially on the p reparation for LHC data exploitation.
Four Statements about the Fourth Generation
Many external observers have classified Y2K problems as asset impairment problems to be remedied with reparative actions.
Informal Control code logic
Djouadi et al., “Higgs Physics” [hep-ph/9605437], p repared by the European Higgs working group on Physics with e+ e− Linear Colliders. V.
Weakly-Coupled Higgs Bosons and Precision Electroweak Physics
This makes difficult (if at all feasible) to find a repar ameterisation involving θ , which complicates the use of the classical approach.
Nonparametric inference for $P(X
The inclusion of such a cut eliminates the problems connected with gauge-invariance in the case of CC20 processes, for which the present version does not include any so-called “reparation” scheme [4, 5].
WWGENPV 2.0 - A Monte Carlo Event Generator for Four-Fermion Production at e+ e- Colliders