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noun [singular/uncountable] reconciliation pronunciation in American English /ˌrekənsɪliˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. 1
    a new and friendly relationship with someone who you argued with or fought with
    Jeff and Jessica have separated and a reconciliation is unlikely.
    Peace can only be achieved through reconciliation.
  2. 2
    a way of making it possible for ideas, beliefs, needs, etc. that are opposed to each other to exist together
    How can we achieve a reconciliation between theory and practice?

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