Definition of regeneration in English:


Syllabification: re·gen·er·a·tion
Pronunciation: /riˌjenəˈrāSHən, ˌrē-


  • 1The action or process of regenerating or being regenerated, in particular the formation of new animal or plant tissue.
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    • These changes will continue the process of renewal and regeneration.
    • This notion of a dual process of destruction and regeneration was challenged by Edward Said in his Orientalism, the first edition of which came out in 1978.
    • On the credit side Russia has been brought back into the fold of the international community and in the Balkans the process of resettlement and regeneration goes on apace.
  • 1.1 Electronics Positive feedback.
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    • Challenges to the new technology are in the areas of data monitoring, grooming, and regeneration for improved signal to noise.
    • If the optical signal is weak, the OEO system allows selective regeneration of the signal.
    • Corvis has created a system that shoots photons long distances without any electronic regeneration.
  • 1.2 Chemistry The action or process of regenerating polymer fibers.
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    • In a recently published paper it was proposed that nitric or phosphoric acid be used for the cation resin regeneration and ammonia or potassium carbonate or hydroxide for the anion resin.
    • Reductive regeneration of the oxidized catalytic thiol depends on glutathione, thioredoxin, glutaredoxin, cyclophilin, and tryparedoxin.
    • Some of the diesel fuel is reformulated into hydrogen and carbon monoxide for superior regeneration.


Middle English: from Latin regeneratio(n-), from regenerare 'create again' (see regenerate).

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