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

 rep·a·ra·tion /ˌrɛpəˈreʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rep·a·ra·tion n.
 1. The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired; as, the reparation of a bridge or of a highway; -- in this sense, repair is oftener used.
 2. The act of making amends or giving satisfaction or compensation for a wrong, injury, etc.; also, the thing done or given; amends; satisfaction; indemnity; --used, e.g. in the phrase make reparation, pay reparations, or make reparations.
    I am sensible of the scandal I have given by my loose writings, and make what reparation I am able.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- Restoration; repair; restitution; compensation; amends; satisfaction.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury;
           "an act for which there is no reparation"
      2: (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation
         by the victors; "Germany was unable to pay the reparations
         demanded after Wordl War I"
      3: the act of putting something in working order again [syn: repair,
          fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending]
      4: something done or paid in expiation of a wrong; "how can I
         make amends" [syn: amends]