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See also: récupération



Borrowed from Latin recuperātiō; synchronically analyzable as recuperate +‎ -ion.


recuperation (usually uncountable, plural recuperations)

  1. Gradual restoration to health.
    Synonyms: convalescence, healing
  2. Instance of getting something back.
  3. (politics, sociology) Process by which radical or subversive ideas are co-opted by mainstream society.
    Coordinate term: cooptation
    Antonym: detournement
    • 2009 May, Hans Ulrich Obrist, “In Conversation with Raoul Vaneigem”, in e-flux[1], archived from the original on 2009-09-07:
      [Raoul Vaneigem] I have nothing in common with the spectacular recuperation of a project that, in my case, has remained revolutionary throughout.

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recuperation f (plural recuperations)

  1. recuperation (instance of getting something back)