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rec·la·ma·tion

 (rĕk′lə-mā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of reclaiming.
2. A restoration, as to productivity, usefulness, or morality.

[Middle English reclamacion, from Old French reclamation, from Latin reclāmātiō, reclāmātiōn-, cry of opposition, from reclāmātus, past participle of reclāmāre, to exclaim against; see reclaim.]

reclamation

(ˌrɛkləˈmeɪʃən)
n
1. (Agriculture) the conversion of desert, marsh, or other waste land into land suitable for cultivation
2. the recovery of useful substances from waste products
3. the act of reclaiming or state of being reclaimed

rec•la•ma•tion

(ˌrɛk ləˈmeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of reclaiming.
2. the state of being reclaimed.
3. the reclaiming of uncultivated areas or wastelands for productive use.
[1625–35; < Middle French < Latin reclāmātiō crying out against =reclāmā(re) (see reclaim) + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reclamation - the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivationreclamation - the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
restoration - the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state
re-afforestation, reforestation - the restoration (replanting) of a forest that had been reduced by fire or cutting
urban renewal - the clearing and rebuilding and redevelopment of urban slums
2.reclamation - rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course; "the reclamation of delinquent children"
deliverance, rescue, saving, delivery - recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
3.reclamation - the recovery of useful substances from waste products
recovery, retrieval - the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
Translations
مُطالَبَة بِحَقٍ مَفْقود، إسْتِصْلاح
reklamace
genvindingtørlægning
termõvé tétel
endurheimting
iadesini isteme

reclamation

[ˌrekləˈmeɪʃən] N
1. [of land] acción de ganarle terreno al mar o de recuperar tierras pantanosas
land reclamation scheme/projectun proyecto para ganarle terreno al mar/recuperar tierras pantanosas
2. [of materials] → recuperación f, reciclaje m

reclamation

[ˌrɛkləˈmeɪʃən] n [land] (from sea)assèchement m; (from marsh)assèchement m; (from forest)défrichement m; [polluted land] → réhabilitation f

reclamation

n
(of land)Gewinnung f; (by irrigation etc) → Kultivierung f
(= recovery: of rights, privileges) → Rückgewinnung f

reclamation

[ˌrɛkləˈmeɪʃn] n (of waste materials) → ricupero; (of land) → bonifica

reclaim

(riˈkleim) verb
1. to ask for (something one owns which has been lost, stolen etc and found by someone else). A wallet has been found and can be reclaimed at the manager's office.
2. to make (wasteland) fit for use; to get back (land) from under the sea etc by draining etc.
ˌreclaˈmation (reklə-) noun

reclamation

n. reclamación, demanda.
References in classic literature ?
But this deception would probably not have stopped our fiery young man if the host had not reflected that the reclamation which his guest made was perfectly just.
He therefore -- as being in possession of the key, he might enter Rosa's chamber whenever he liked -- thought it better to wait and to take it either an hour before or after opening, and to start on the instant to Haarlem, where the tulip would be before the judges of the committee before any one else could put in a reclamation.
And in the meantime he played small hands, investing in several arid-lands reclamation projects and keeping his eyes open for the big chance when it should come along.
Upon his accession to the throne he had found the labor well nigh perfected and had turned his attention to the reclamation of Europe.
The eighth annual Ontario Mine Reclamation Symposium and Field Trip will take place in Marathon Sept.
Ltd for Lot 2 of the east cofferdam and reclamation works of Phase 2 of the reclamation project in Qinhuangdao Economic & Technological Development Zone (QETDZ), with a contract value of 350 million yuan and a construction period of 14 months.
API corporate secretary Justini Omas said under the principle license for the reclamation project in the northern coast of Jakarta in Pluit City, the reclamation plan is to create three islands.
AUTHORITIES will soon fence off Tubli Bay in a bid to stop illegal reclamation that is destroying the protected area.
May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California, in partnership with DOI's Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), is providing funds to improve the efficiency of agricultural water use in five select locations throughout California.
The Ohio Aggregates and industrial Minerals Association recently awarded Cemex USA the 2011 Reclamation Achievement Award for the ongoing, successful reclamation of one of its partially active quarries in Fairborn.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicated for the first time earlier this spring that when foundry sand is processed in thermal sand reclamation units, the contaminants in the sand are being burned for discard, and therefore the units are subject to commercial and industrial solid waste incinerator standards (CISWI).
Reclamation work off two coastal areas in Bahrain been halted amid allegations that it has been carried out in breach a regulation which declares the areas as protected zones.