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Reform means to change, usually a reversion to what is perceived to be a pure original state. It has been used for any change thought to be positive, however. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ...

Reform can refer to:

In politics:

  • Reform movement, a generic term for various social and political movements.
  • Reform Party, a list of parties calling themselves the Reform Party or variants thereof.
  • Reform Act, a common name for electoral-reform bills in the United Kingdom; they are usually differentiated by their year.
  • Reform (think tank), a think-tank in the United Kingdom that promotes deregulation, competition in UK public services, and a low-tax economy.
  • Reforming Movement, a French centrist political group created in 1972
  • La Reforma, a period of liberal reforms in Mexico after 1855

In religion: This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Reform Movement can refer to: Reform Movement (Guatemala), a political party Reform Movement (Ireland), an Irish organisation Reform Movement (Judaism), a progressive Jewish religious group See reform movement for discussion of reform movements in the general sense. ... The Reform Party may be: Estonia - Eesti Reformierakond Gibraltar - Gibraltar Reform Party United States Reform Party of the United States of America, formerly led by Ross Perot. ... In the United Kingdom, the Reform Act could refer to various Acts Reform Act 1832 (The First Reform Act or The Great Reform Act), which abolished rotten boroughs and gave representation to previously unrepresented urban areas like Birmingham etc. ... Reform is a London, United Kingdom-based think tank whose mission is to set out a better way to deliver public services and economic prosperity. ... The Reforming Movement was a French centrist political group created in 1972 by the alliance between the Radical Party led by Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber and the Christian-democratic Progress and Modern Democracy headed by Jean Lecanuet. ... The so-called War of Reform in Mexico took place from December of 1857 to January of 1861. ...

In chemistry: Reform Judaism can refer to (1) the largest denomination of American Jews and its sibling movements in other countries, (2) a branch of Judaism in the United Kingdom, and (3) the historical predecessor of the American movement that originated in 19th-century Germany. ... Reform is an evangelical organisation within Anglicanism, active in the Church of England and the Church of Ireland. ... The Wesleyan Reform Union is an Independent Methodist Connexion based in the United Kingdom. ...

  • Catalytic reforming, a process that converts the hydrocarbons in various oil refinery naphthas into higher octane hydrocarbons for use as components of gasoline.
  • Steam reforming, also called hydrogen reforming or catalytic oxidation, a method of producing hydrogen from hydrocarbons

Reform can also refer to: Catalytic reforming is a chemical process used to convert petroleum refinery naphthas, typically having low octane ratings, into high-octane liquid products called reformates which are components of high-octane gasoline (also known as petrol). ... Steam reforming, hydrogen reforming or catalytic oxidation, is a method of producing hydrogen from hydrocarbons. ...

Reform is a city located in Pickens County, Alabama. ... Wasei-eigo (和製英語 wasei eigo, lit. ... Renovation is the process of restoring or improving a structure. ...

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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Reformation (9692 words)
Reformation a great number of those who, without a serious vocation, had embraced the religious life from purely human and worldly motives, and who wished to be rid of obligations towards God which had grown burdensome, and to be free to gratify their sensual cravings.
Reformation was the use of violence by the princes and the municipal authorities.
Johann Faber, and Murner, and the Reformed by Œcolampadius and
Counter Reformation. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (960 words)
The Counter Reformation was led by conservative forces whose aim was both to reform the church and to secure the its traditions against the innovations of Protestant theology and against the more liberalizing effects of the Renaissance.
Spanish religion was deepened by the Carmelite reforms of St. Theresa of Ávila and by St. John of the Cross.
In England the Counter Reformation took effect less in the restoration of the Roman Catholic Church under Queen Mary (although Cardinal Pole was a reformer) than in the mission of the Jesuits (1580), led by St. Edmund Campion and Robert Persons.
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