Definition of reconstruct
: to construct again: such asa : to establish or assemble againb : to subject (an organ or part) to surgery to re-form its structure or correct a defectc : to build up mentally : recreate reconstructing a lost civilization
reconstructibleplay \-ˈstrək-tə-bəl\ adjective
reconstructiveplay \-tiv\ adjective
reconstructorplay \-tər\ noun
Examples of reconstruct in a Sentence
After the earthquake, many houses needed to be reconstructed.
Archaeologists were able to reconstruct most of the ancient village from their findings.
They are attempting to reconstruct the events that led to the bridge's collapse.
Recent Examples of reconstruct from the Web
In recent years, the majority of Burns & McDonnell’s work at the airport has been on design and construction phase services for reconstructing runways and other airfield projects.
Local craftsmen from C.O.I. Stonework are employing dry masonry, an ancient technique using only stone and gravity, to reconstruct many of the century-old stone structures.
Now, the plan is to reconstruct the road mainly in its existing location.
In some cases, record keeping was so poor — with cases kept on paper files — that investigators had trouble reconstructing events.
During his tenure, the county built a new jail, reconstructed the county board and met with high profile leaders such as former Gov. James Thompson and former President Ronald Regan.
Orthopedic surgeons skilled at removing the sarcoma and reconstructing the bone and muscle.
Hopkins called on members of the public to help reconstruct Abedi’s final movements, asking anyone with information about his whereabouts from May 18 through to the night of May 22 to get in touch.
The core of this grand project was to reconstruct financial economics as a branch of physics.
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First Known Use of reconstruct
RECONSTRUCT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reconstruct for English Language Learners
: to build (something damaged or destroyed) again
: to find out and describe or show the way an event or series of events happened
RECONSTRUCT Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of reconstruct
: to subject (an organ or part) to surgery so as to re-form the structure of or to correct a defect
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