noun per·e·stroi·ka \ˌper-ə-ˈstrȯi-kə\

Definition of perestroika

  1. :  the policy of economic and governmental reform instituted by Mikhail Gorbachev in the Soviet Union during the mid-1980s

Origin and Etymology of perestroika

Russian perestroĭka, literally, restructuring

First Known Use: 1986

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