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In telecommunication, the term regeneration has the following meanings:

1. In a regenerative repeater[?], the process by which digital signals are amplified, reshaped, retimed, and retransmitted. Synonym positive feedback.

2. In a storage or display device[?], the restoration of stored or displayed data that have deteriorated.

Note: For example, conventional cathode ray tube displays must be continually regenerated for the data to remain displayed.

3. In computer graphics, the sequence of events needed to generate a display image from its representation in storage.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188

Regeneration is also the title of a novel by Pat Barker[?]. See Regeneration (book).

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