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

 res·ur·rec·tion /ˌrɛzəˈrɛkʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Res·ur·rec·tion n.
 1. A rising again; the resumption of vigor.
 2. Especially, the rising again from the dead; the resumption of life by the dead; as, the resurrection of Jesus Christ; the general resurrection of all the dead at the Day of Judgment.
 Nor after resurrection shall he stay
 Longer on earth.   --Milton.
 3. State of being risen from the dead; future state.
    In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage.   --Matt. xxii. 30.
 4. The cause or exemplar of a rising from the dead.
    I am the resurrection, and the life.   --John xi. 25.
 Cross of the resurrection, a slender cross with a pennant floating from the junction of the bars.
 Resurrection plant Bot., a name given to several species of Selaginella (as Selaginella convoluta and Selaginella lepidophylla), flowerless plants which, when dry, close up so as to resemble a bird's nest, but revive and expand again when moistened. The name is sometimes also given to the rose of Jericho. See under Rose.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (New Testament) the rising of Christ on the third day after
           the Crucifixion [syn: Christ's Resurrection, Resurrection
           of Christ]
      2: revival from inactivity and disuse; "it produced a
         resurrection of hope"