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ˌri kənˈstrʌk ʃənre·con·struc·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Reconstruction, Reconstruction Periodnoun

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

  2. reconstructionnoun

    the activity of constructing something again

  3. reconstructionnoun

    an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence

  4. reconstruction, reconstructive memorynoun

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


  1. reconstructionnoun

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

  2. reconstructionnoun

    The act of restoring something to an earlier state.

    The reconstruction of the medieval bridge began last year.

  3. reconstructionnoun

    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. Reconstructionnoun

    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. Reconstructionnoun

    the act of constructing again; the state of being reconstructed

  2. Reconstructionnoun

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reconstruction in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reconstruction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of reconstruction in a Sentence

  1. Lise Grande:

    Thousands of homes have to be rebuilt, thousands of buildings have to be rebuilt. The total cost of reconstruction in Ramadi is huge.

  2. Sohail Shahin:

    But after ending their military presence, their non-military teams can come and we need them too, they can come and take part in the reconstruction and development process.

  3. Dipendra Jha:

    The earthquake has rattled the parties, and also shown how a good constitution needs to be part of the reconstruction process, but it should not be a chance for the ruling classes to reassert their power and forget those who are marginalized. I do not want another conflict in the future.

  4. Sohail Shahin:

    At the first step, we want all the foreign forces to leave and end the military presence in our country, but after ending their military presence, their non-military teams can come and we need them too, they can come and take part in the reconstruction and development process.

  5. Hari Lamsal:

    We will construct temporary learning centers for schools because reconstruction of old buildings will take time.

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  • rekonstrukce, přestavbaCzech
  • Wiederaufbau, RekonstruktionGerman
  • αναστήλωση, αποκατάσταση, ανοικοδόμηση, ανακατασκευή, αναπαράστασηGreek
  • rekonstruoEsperanto
  • restauración, reconstrucciónSpanish
  • rekonstruointi, rekonstruktio, uudelleenrakennus, jälleenrakennusFinnish
  • reconstitutionFrench
  • վերակազմությունArmenian
  • ricostruzioneItalian
  • wederopbouwDutch
  • gjenoppbyggingNorwegian
  • rekonstrukcjaPolish
  • reconstituire, restaurare, reconstrucție, reconstruire, restaurațieRomanian
  • воссоздание, реконструкция, возрождение, восстановлениеRussian
  • återuppbyggnad, rekonstruktionSwedish
  • rekonstriksiyonTurkish
  • ריקאַנסטראַקשאַןYiddish
  • 重建Chinese

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    having or resembling a stinger or barb
    • A. eminent
    • B. indiscernible
    • C. aculeate
    • D. equivalent

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