reconstruction


re·con·struc·tion

noun \ˌrē-kən-ˈstrək-shən\

: the act or process of building something that was damaged or destroyed again

: the process of putting something (such as a country) back into a good condition

: a process in which an event or series of events is carefully examined in order to find out or show exactly what happened

Full Definition of RECONSTRUCTION

1
a :  the action of reconstructing :  the state of being reconstructed
b often capitalized :  the reorganization and reestablishment of the seceded states in the Union after the American Civil War
2
:  something reconstructed

Examples of RECONSTRUCTION

  1. the reconstruction of the dam
  2. the reconstruction of postwar Europe
  3. reconstruction of the health-care system
  4. They were able to determine the cause of the accident by careful reconstruction of the events leading up to it.
  5. The police staged a reconstruction of the crime.

First Known Use of RECONSTRUCTION

1791

re·con·struc·tion

noun \ˌrē-kən-ˈstrək-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RECONSTRUCTION

: repair of an organ or part by reconstructive surgery <breast reconstruction>

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