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Reconstruction

Noun

1 the period after the Civil War in the United States when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877 [syn: Reconstruction Period]
2 the activity of constructing something again
3 an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence
4 recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall [syn: reconstructive memory]

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English

Noun

  1. A thing that has been reconstructed or restored to an earlier state.
  2. The act of restoring something to an earlier state.
    The reconstruction of the medieval bridge began last year.
  3. An attempt to understand in detail how certain events took place.
    The detective's reconstruction of what happened that night is dubious.

Translations

A thing that has been reconstructed or restored to an earlier state
The act of restoring something to an earlier state
An attempt to understand in detail how certain events took place

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Reconstruction may refer to:

Politics and sociology

Rebuilding

Arts and entertainment

Science and computing

Miscellaneous

See also

reconstruction in Czech: Rekonstrukce
reconstruction in French: Reconstruction
reconstruction in Dutch: Reconstructie
reconstruction in Japanese: 改造
reconstruction in Polish: Rekonstrukcja

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