Definition of reconciliation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrekənˌsilēˈāSH(ə)n/


1The restoration of friendly relations: his reconciliation with your uncle the colonel was seeking a reconciliation with his wife
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  • However, the dialogue is more than a moment of reconciliation.
  • Without resurrection, there can never be any final reconciliation.
  • Rio Tinto chairman, Robert Wilson, spoke of "reconciliation" with Union employees.
reuniting, reunion, bringing together (again), conciliation, reconcilement, rapprochement, fence-mending;
pacification, appeasement, placating, mollification
resolution, settlement, settling, resolving, mending, remedying
agreement, compromise, understanding, peace
formal concord
harmonizing, harmonization, squaring, balancing
2The action of making one view or belief compatible with another: he aims to bring about a reconciliation between art and technology
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  • The process of reconciliation of the high-tech vs. low-tech paradox was spectacularly demonstrated by a New York Times report about the Al Qaeda's regrouping efforts using the Internet.
3The action of making financial accounts consistent; harmonization: the reconciliation process should be consistent with the business strategy
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  • Fennell also referred to the council's bank overdraft position as was stated in annexure B of its bank reconciliation report on April 30.
  • Around February 28, 2000, Mr. Vucenovic delivered an expense and realty tax reconciliation statement for the year 1999 to the tenants.
  • Some companies use pre-assignment estimates, accrual, and quarterly reconciliation processes in an effort to get closer to tracking and managing the total costs.

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Syllabification: rec·on·cil·i·a·tion

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