Renovation

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renovation

[‚ren·ə′vā·shən]
(ordnance)
Process of restoring materiel to, or nearly to, its original condition by cleaning, painting, or similar methods.
Restoration of ammunition to serviceable condition by operations more extensive or hazardous than routine ammunition maintenance; normally involves replacement of components.

Renovation

The process of repairing and changing an existing building for modern use to make it functionally equivalent to that of a new building.

renovation

The restoration of a building to its almost new condition.
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Once renovations are complete, residents will enjoy a much-improved living environment, Reyher adds.
She was a maintenance worker at a golf course in suburban Edmonton and reported that several co-workers had experienced similar symptoms after the renovation of a fairway.
City of Timmins director of community development Mark Jensen says, although the number of permits in the new home and renovation markets have actually dropped, the corresponding value of those permits has remained relactively steady.
One particularly vocal group of people who don't like this ambitious project tags the renovation a "wreckovation.
Cost-effective renovation is what's needed to enhance many senior care facilities.
The project entailed the demolition of an existing 1,500-square-foot laboratory and the complete renovation of the space with custom millwork.
Renovation spending last year reached an estimated $11.
Though Webster's Thesaurus says renovation and restoration are basically interchangeable words, they are not so in many a parish that has cheerfully announced a project to "renovate our interior in keeping with Vatican II liturgical renewal" In current Catholic parlance, restoration means cleaning, painting, caulking, maybe improving the lighting and sound system, essentially bringing the old building back to the way it was meant to be.