reconstruction

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noun re·con·struc·tion \ˌrē-kən-ˈstrək-shən\

Definition of reconstruction

  1. 1a :  the action of reconstructing :  the state of being reconstructedb often capitalized :  the reorganization and reestablishment of the seceded states in the Union after the American Civil War

  2. 2 :  something reconstructed

Examples of reconstruction in a sentence

  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.

1594

First Known Use of reconstruction

1594


RECONSTRUCTION Defined for English Language Learners

reconstruction

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noun re·con·struc·tion \ˌrē-kən-ˈstrək-shən\

Definition of reconstruction for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

reconstruction

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noun re·con·struc·tion \ˌrē-kən-ˈstrək-shən\

Medical Definition of reconstruction

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


Law Dictionary

reconstruction

noun re·con·struc·tion

Legal Definition of reconstruction

  1. 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. 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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