[ree-burth, ree-burth]
a new or second birth: the rebirth of the soul.
a renewed existence, activity, or growth; renaissance or revival: the rebirth of conservatism.

1830–40; re- + birth Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
rebirth (riːˈbɜːθ)
1.  a revival or renaissance: the rebirth of learning
2.  a second or new birth; reincarnation

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Example sentences
It was no vague poetical sentiment which prompted them to hail with joy the
  rebirth of vegetation and to mourn its decline.
By the holiday the seeds or legumes will have shoots several inches long,
  providing a powerful symbol of rebirth.
One does not have to believe in rebirth or the law of karma.
There are papyrus leaves also, and mixed in with the lotus and those represent
  knowledge and rebirth.
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