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 Dictionary entry overview: What does renovation mean? 

  The noun RENOVATION has 2 senses:

1. the act of improving by renewing and restoring
2. the state of being restored to its former good condition

  Familiarity information: RENOVATION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1renovation [BACK TO TOP]


The act of improving by renewing and restoring

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


redevelopment; renovation; overhaul

Context examples:

they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property / a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed

Hypernyms ("renovation" is a kind of...):

improvement (the act of improving something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "renovation"):

face lift; face lifting; facelift (a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes)

Sense 2renovation [BACK TO TOP]


The state of being restored to its former good condition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


refurbishment; renovation; restoration

Context example:

the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house

Hypernyms ("renovation" is a kind of...):

improvement; melioration (a condition superior to an earlier condition)

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