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

 re·gen·er·a·tion /rɪˌʤɛnəˈreʃən, ˌri-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 re·gen·er·a·tion /rɪˌʤɛnəˈreʃən, ˌrɪ-/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·gen·er·a·tion n.
 1. The act of regenerating, or the state of being regenerated.
 2. Theol. The entering into a new spiritual life; the act of becoming, or of being made, Christian; that change by which holy affectations and purposes are substituted for the opposite motives in the heart.
    He saved us by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Chost.   --Tit. iii. 5.
 3. Biol. The reproduction of a part which has been removed or destroyed; re-formation; -- a process especially characteristic of a many of the lower animals; as, the regeneration of lost feelers, limbs, and claws by spiders and crabs.
 4. Physiol. (a) The reproduction or renewal of tissues, cells, etc., which have been used up and destroyed by the ordinary processes of life; as, the continual regeneration of the epithelial cells of the body, or the regeneration of the contractile substance of muscle. (b) The union of parts which have been severed, so that they become anatomically perfect; as, the regeneration of a nerve.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (biology) growth anew of lost tissue or destroyed parts or
      2: feedback in phase with (augmenting) the input [syn: positive
      3: the activity of spiritual or physical renewal
      4: forming again (especially with improvements or removal of
         defects); renewing and reconstituting [syn: re-formation]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    only found in Matt. 19:28 and Titus 3:5. This word literally
    means a "new birth." The Greek word so rendered (palingenesia)
    is used by classical writers with reference to the changes
    produced by the return of spring. In Matt. 19:28 the word is
    equivalent to the "restitution of all things" (Acts 3:21). In
    Titus 3:5 it denotes that change of heart elsewhere spoken of as
    a passing from death to life (1 John 3:14); becoming a new
    creature in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 5:17); being born again (John
    3:5); a renewal of the mind (Rom. 12:2); a resurrection from the
    dead (Eph. 2:6); a being quickened (2:1, 5).
      This change is ascribed to the Holy Spirit. It originates not
    with man but with God (John 1:12, 13; 1 John 2:29; 5:1, 4).
      As to the nature of the change, it consists in the implanting
    of a new principle or disposition in the soul; the impartation
    of spiritual life to those who are by nature "dead in trespasses
    and sins."
      The necessity of such a change is emphatically affirmed in
    Scripture (John 3:3; Rom. 7:18; 8:7-9; 1 Cor. 2:14; Eph. 2:1;