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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·stau·ra·tion /ˌɪnˌstɔˈreʃən, ˌɪn(t)stə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·stau·ra·tion n.  Restoration after decay, lapse, or dilapidation; renewal; repair; renovation; renaissance.
    Some great catastrophe or . . . instauration.   --T. Burnet.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 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"; "he regards the fork as a modern
          introduction" [syn: initiation, founding, foundation,
           institution, origination, creation, innovation,