Definitions for Reconstructionˌri kənˈstrʌk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•con•struc•tionˌri kənˈstrʌk ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of reconstructing.

  2. (cap.) the process by which the states that had seceded were reorganized as part of the Union after the Civil War. the period during which this took place, 1865–77.

    Category: American History

Origin of reconstruction:

1785–95

re`con•struc′tion•al(adj.)

re`con•struc′tion•ar′y(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Reconstruction, Reconstruction Period(noun)

    the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877

  2. reconstruction(noun)

    the activity of constructing something again

  3. reconstruction(noun)

    an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence

  4. reconstruction, reconstructive memory(noun)

    recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall

Wiktionary

  1. reconstruction(Noun)

    A thing that has been reconstructed or restored to an earlier state.

  2. reconstruction(Noun)

    The act of restoring something to an earlier state.

    The reconstruction of the medieval bridge began last year.

  3. reconstruction(Noun)

    An attempt to understand in detail how certain events took place or happened.

    The detective's reconstruction of what happened that night is dubious.

  4. Reconstruction(ProperNoun)

    A period of the history of the United States from 1865 to 1877, during which the nation tried to resolve the status of the ex-Confederate states, the ex-Confederate leaders, and the Freedmen (ex-slaves) after the American Civil War.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reconstruction(noun)

    the act of constructing again; the state of being reconstructed

  2. Reconstruction(noun)

    the act or process of reorganizing the governments of the States which had passed ordinances of secession, and of reestablishing their constitutional relations to the national government, after the close of the Civil War

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Reconstruction' in Nouns Frequency: #2704


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