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
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
: something reconstructed
Examples of RECONSTRUCTION
- 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.
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re·con·struc·tion noun \ˌrē-kən-ˈstrək-shən\ (Medical Dictionary)
: repair of an organ or part by reconstructive surgery <breast reconstruction>
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