What does reconstruction mean?

Definitions for reconstruction
ˌri kənˈstrʌk ʃənre·con·struc·tion

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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

How to pronounce reconstruction?

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How to say reconstruction in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don't move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there'll be no way of stopping them, we'll lose the filibuster and there'll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It'll be Reconstruction all over again.

  2. Anees Chagpar:

    When patients opt for immediate reconstruction, the cosmetic results tend to be superior, as a skin-sparing procedure is performed which preserves the skin envelope and the shape for the plastic surgeons to fill, for some women, there is also the psychological advantage of never being completely flat, which is important for their body image and feeling of femininity.

  3. Max Warburton:

    Will the opportunity be seized? History suggests these situations require some very detailed post-conflict reconstruction - and it's not clear there's yet a plan in place at VW, it's going to be fascinating to watch.

  4. Red Bull:

    We are delighted to extend our partnership which has proved very successful over time, after the reconstruction that Renault has undertaken, clear progress has been made which has made it logical to continue with the TAG Heuer badged engine.

  5. Julia Louis-Dreyfus:

    Up to 70 percent of breast cancer survivors who have had a mastectomy are really unsure or unaware of their reconstruction options, and many of those women who desire to have surgery don’t have sufficient insurance or other resources to cover it.

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Translations for reconstruction

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  • přestavba, rekonstrukceCzech
  • Rekonstruktion, WiederaufbauGerman
  • ανακατασκευή, αναστήλωση, αναπαράσταση, ανοικοδόμηση, αποκατάστασηGreek
  • rekonstruoEsperanto
  • reconstrucción, restauraciónSpanish
  • jälleenrakennus, uudelleenrakennus, rekonstruktio, rekonstruointiFinnish
  • reconstitutionFrench
  • վերակազմությունArmenian
  • ricostruzioneItalian
  • wederopbouwDutch
  • gjenoppbyggingNorwegian
  • restaurare, reconstrucție, reconstruire, restaurație, reconstituireRomanian
  • реконструкция, восстановление, возрождение, воссозданиеRussian
  • rekonstruktion, återuppbyggnadSwedish
  • rekonstriksiyonTurkish
  • 重建Chinese

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