Simple Definition of reconstruction
: 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
Examples of reconstruction in a sentence
the reconstruction of the dam
the reconstruction of postwar Europe
reconstruction of the health-care system
They were able to determine the cause of the accident by careful reconstruction of the events leading up to it.
The police staged a reconstruction of the crime.
First Known Use of reconstruction
Legal Definition of reconstruction
1 : a rebuilding of a nonfunctional patented article that amounts to creation of a new article and constitutes infringement of the patent <the complete replacement of the mechanism was a reconstruction and not a repair>
2 : the practice or process of recreating an incident (as an accident) for the purpose of investigating the specific facts and circumstances surrounding it <heard testimony on the speed of the vehicle from an expert in accident reconstruction>
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