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Definition of "renascence" [re•nas•cence]

  • A new birth or life; a rebirth. (noun)
  • A cultural revival; a renaissance. (noun)
  • Renaissance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "renascence" in a sentence
  • "Cuvier on fossil bones, under the most favorable circumstances, in a kind of renascence of the science of organization of animals, then almost effaced in France, aided by the richest osteological collections which then existed in Europe, M.  G."
  • "For as fruitful as President Obama's Administration has been, it would be hard to argue that his legislative triumphs have been accompanied by a renascence of public progressivism."
  • "Part of the extravagant joyfulness of this year's celebrations comes from the remarkable renascence the gallery has enjoyed as a consequence of three main factors: its highly regarded education program; the tactful modern extension designed by Rick Mather, which furnished a caf é and lecture rooms, completed in 1999, and its imaginative temporary exhibitions."