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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.]
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rare restoration or renewal
[C17: from Latin instaurātiō, from instaurāre to renew]
ˈinstauˌrator n
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(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.
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Obsolete, the restoration of something to its former condition; renewal or repair. — instaurator, n.
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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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