Definition of regeneration in English:

regeneration

noun

  • 1The action or process of regenerating or being regenerated, in particular the formation of new animal or plant tissue.

    • ‘The Government had already committed £160 million to support economic regeneration in the Furness area, he said.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Urban Task Force is still trying to promote urban regeneration and efficient land use.’
    • ‘Cash has been secured to help kick-start a flagship regeneration project in Lancaster.’
    • ‘Manchester's much-vaunted city centre regeneration is taking its toll on our well-being, according to a health expert.’
    • ‘A week-long exhibition showing proposals for the multi-million pound regeneration of the rundown area was launched yesterday in Park Library.’
    • ‘These changes will continue the process of renewal and regeneration.’
    • ‘Lack of sleep affects the body's physical regeneration which occurs during sleep.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Failure to support economic regeneration in the east could be destabilizing for the EU as a whole.’
    • ‘Opponents to one of Waterford city's regeneration projects fear that valuable artefacts may be destroyed by developers' digging.’
    • ‘The cleared land will aid the regeneration of Parson Cross that may include more accommodation for the elderly.’
    • ‘Treasury Holdings is promoting the urban regeneration of Sligo through the redevelopment of the town centre.’
    • ‘But this is now changing as the city council is encouraging regeneration of old residential stock.’
    • ‘The organisation was formed in 1998 and aims to use creativity to help social regeneration.’
    • ‘Alder, ash, birch, cherry and oak will be planted and natural regeneration encouraged.’
    • ‘The multi-million pound regeneration of a deprived area of Rochdale could lead to financial ruin and homelessness.’
    • ‘The new transport interchange planned for Nelson could kick-start vital regeneration of the town centre.’
    • ‘The government believes the Games would promote urban regeneration, employment, health and tourism.’
    • ‘A historic Bradford building which housed a flagship regeneration scheme is to be sold as a potential major housing development.’
    renewal, revival, recovery, rally, upturn, comeback, reinvigoration, reawakening, resurrection, reappearance, re-emergence, rejuvenation, regeneration, new birth, rebirth, renaissance, new dawn, new beginning
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    1. 1.1Electronics Positive feedback.
      • ‘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.’
    2. 1.2Chemistry The action or process of regenerating polymer fibers.
      • ‘By incorporating specific peptide motifs into these hydrogels it is possible to create optimal chemical environments for axonal regeneration.’
      • ‘Some of the diesel fuel is reformulated into hydrogen and carbon monoxide for superior regeneration.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Recycling of oxidized intermediates, as well as regeneration of the reductants, affect the redox state of specific redox pairs.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

regeneration

/rəˌjenəˈrāSH(ə)n/