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1. Renovation; restoration.
2. The institution or establishment of something.

[Latin īnstaurātiō, īnstaurātiōn-, from īnstaurātus, past participle of īnstaurāre, to renew; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]


rare restoration or renewal
[C17: from Latin instaurātiō, from instaurāre to renew]
ˈinstauˌrator n


(ˌɪn stɔˈreɪ ʃən)

1. renewal; restoration; renovation; repair.
2. an act of instituting something; establishment.
[1595–1605; < Latin instaurātiō repetition; see store]
in′stau•ra`tor, n.


Obsolete, the restoration of something to its former condition; renewal or repair. — instaurator, n.
See also: Processes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.instauration - the act of starting something for the first timeinstauration - the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
authorship, paternity - the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing; "the authorship of the theory is disputed"
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My Instauration, I dedicated to the King: My Historie of Henry the Seventh,
Le ministre des affaires sociales, Mohamed Trabelsi a fait savoir, mercredi, que le budget qui a ete reserve par la caisse nationale de securite sociale (CNSS) au regime de la retraite anticipee depuis son instauration, en 1982, s'eleve a 3300 millions de dinars, ce qui, selon lui, a alourdi les charges de la caisse.
Depuis son instauration en 1979, la RA@publique islamique d'Iran oblige les femmes A couvrir tout leur corps et A ne laisser apparaA@tre que leur visage et leurs mains.
The exercise of powers by autonomous administrative authorities within certain limits is not meant to frustrate their actions, but to align them to the democratic principles of the rule of law and protection of general interest, since any legal creation, irrespective of its underlying ideals, cannot be left to act freely, without the existence of specific rules, since, from the point of view of people who coordinate its actions, discretionary rules may be establishes, which are nothing but a first step to the field of power abuse and instauration of chaos.
Bacon used the subjunctive for a simple reason: the verb in the preface to the Great Instauration appears in a subordinate clause introduced by the conjunction cum, which can be causal or explanatory ('because' or 'since') only if its verb is in the subjunctive mood, and will otherwise be temporal ('when,' 'while,' etc.
Security and surveillance should prevent the terrorism instauration, transnational crime and illegal migration from development on European soil.
It is suggestively expressed through the narrator's appropriate instauration of the marble-slab-image which is presented as an emblematic and compressed palimpsest-container of all time such that one can "contemplate in a marble vein all Laudomia of a hundred or thousand years" (128).
According to Marx (1867), capitalism is unstable and it is prone to generate more and more profund/systemic crises which will eventually lead to the breakdown of capitalism and the instauration of socialism through revolution.
Thus, ray (Rhinoptera bonasus) liver oil could be used as an alternative source for [omega]-3 PUFA's; however, due to the high degree of instauration of these oils, special care has to be taken in order to avoid lipid oxidation and rancidity, which can affect its shelf life (IGLESIAS & MEDINA, 2008).
The recent Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) presidential mission to Guinea Bissau led to an agreement on a consensual solution to the current political impasse, including the instauration of an inclusive government.
Reducing high job strain in the companies and different educational instauration should involve a comprehensive approach to job stress interventions.