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reservation

See also: réservation

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French reservation.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

reservation (plural reservations)

  1. The act of reserving, withholding or keeping back.
  2. Something that is withheld or kept back.
  3. A limiting qualification (often used in the plural).
    I have reservations about your intentions.
  4. (US) A tract of land set apart by the US government for the use of a Native American people; Indian reservation (compare Canadian reserve).
  5. An arrangement by which accommodation or transport arrangements are secured in advance.
  6. (UK) The area which separates opposing lanes of traffic on a divided motorway.
  7. (India) The setting aside of a certain percentage of vacancies in government institutions for members of backward and underrepresented communities (defined primarily by caste and tribe).

SynonymsEdit

AbbreviationsEdit

  • res, rez (Indian reservation)

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Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

reservation f (plural reservations)

  1. reservation (limiting qualification)

DescendantsEdit