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instauration Line breaks: in|staur|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnstɔːˈreɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of instauration in English:


[mass noun] formal
The action of restoring or renewing something.
Example sentences
  • Consequently he no longer defines it solely as instauration of an object in the position of a subject's ego ideal without any concomitant ego-identification with another object or subject.
  • The collapse of the Soviet Union, which led to the disappearance of the Warsaw Pact and the instauration of a new unipolar world order under the leadership of the United States, deprived NATO of its raison d'être.
  • In the 1640s and 1650s, scientists had sought what they termed ‘a great instauration’.


Pronunciation: /ˈɪnstɔːreɪtə/
Example sentences
  • His advocacy of temperance was so effective that he has been formally recognized as the "instaurator" of the American temperance movement.


Early 17th century: from Latin instauratio(n-), from instaurare 'renew', from in- 'in, towards' + staur- (a stem also found in restaurare 'restore').

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