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noun [countable/uncountable]     renewal pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    an arrangement for something to continue for a longer period of time

    The renewal of your contract is just a formality.

    come up for/be up for renewal:

    My membership is up for renewal again next year.

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  2. 2
    the process of starting something again after a pause
    renewal of:

    a renewal of war/hostilities

    Recently there has been a renewal of interest in environmental issues.

  3. 3
    a process of improving, repairing, or making something more successful

    urban renewal

    a period of economic renewal



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