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English noun: reservation

1. reservation (location) a district that is reserved for particular purpose


Broader (hypernym)administrative district, administrative division, territorial division

Narrower (hyponym)Indian reservation, preserve

2. reservation (communication) a statement that limits or restricts some claim

SamplesHe recommended her without any reservations.


Broader (hypernym)statement

Narrower (hyponym)fine print, small print, weasel word

3. reservation (cognition) an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly

Synonymsarriere pensee, mental reservation

Broader (hypernym)doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty

4. reservation (act) the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group)

SamplesWondered who had made the booking.


Broader (hypernym)employment, engagement

5. reservation (communication) the written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance

Broader (hypernym)agreement, understanding

6. reservation (cognition) something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.)

Broader (hypernym)prearrangement

Narrower (hyponym)upgrade

7. reservation (act) the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion

Broader (hypernym)preservation, saving

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