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re·con·struc·tion

 (rē′kən-strŭk′shən)
n.
1. The act or result of reconstructing.
2. Reconstruction The period (1865-1877) during which the states that had seceded to the Confederacy were controlled by the federal government before being readmitted to the Union.
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Reconstruction

(ˌriːkənˈstrʌkʃən)
n
(Historical Terms) history US the period after the Civil War when the South was reorganized and reintegrated into the Union (1865–77)
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re•con•struc•tion

(ˌri kənˈstrʌk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of reconstructing.
2. (cap.)
a. the process by which the states that had seceded were reorganized as part of the Union after the Civil War.
b. the period during which this took place, 1865–77.
[1785–95]
re`con•struc′tion•al, re`con•struc′tion•ar′y, adj.
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Reconstruction

The political process by which the southern states were restored to the Union.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reconstruction - the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the UnionReconstruction - the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877
2.reconstruction - the activity of constructing something again
fixing, repair, mend, mending, reparation, fix, fixture - the act of putting something in working order again
makeover - a complete reconstruction and renovation of something; "the blighted neighborhood underwent a total makeover"
reassembly, refabrication - assembling again
re-formation, regeneration - forming again (especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting
rebuilding - building again
3.reconstruction - an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence
interpretation - an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"
4.reconstruction - recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall
recollection, reminiscence, recall - the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort); "he has total recall of the episode"
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reconstruction

noun
1. rebuilding, reform, restoration, remake, remodelling, regeneration, renovation, reorganization, re-creation, re-establishment America's part in the post-war reconstruction of Germany.
2. re-enactment, account, piecing-together a reconstruction of her ordeal
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Translations
إعادَة بِناء
rekonstrukce
rekonstruktion
rekonstruktiorekonstruointi
rekonstrukcióújjáépítés
endurgerî
yeniden tasarlama

reconstruction

[ˈriːkənˈstrʌkʃən] Nreconstrucción f
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reconstruction

[ˌriːkənˈstrʌkʃən] n
(= renewal, reinvigoration) [country] → reconstruction f
(= rebuilding) [building, road, city] → reconstruction f
(= recreation) [crime, event] → reconstitution f
(MEDICINE) [breast, face] → reconstruction f
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reconstruction

nRekonstruktion f; (of city, building)Wiederaufbau m
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reconstruction

[ˌriːkənˈstrʌkʃn] nricostruzione f
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reconstruct

(riːkənˈstrakt) verb
to create a complete description or idea, on the basis of certain known facts. Let us try to reconstruct the crime.
ˌreconˈstruction (-ʃən) noun
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re·con·struc·tion

v. reconstrucción.
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reconstruction

n reconstrucción f
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Life meanwhile- real life, with its essential interests of health and sickness, toil and rest, and its intellectual interests in thought, science, poetry, music, love, friendship, hatred, and passions- went on as usual, independently of and apart from political friendship or enmity with Napoleon Bonaparte and from all the schemes of reconstruction.
After having tried his powers of reconstruction on his own correspondence, the prospect of experimenting on the mysterious letter itself had proved to be a temptation too powerful for the old man to resist.
The result was the entire reconstruction of the navy of both the continents; as the one grew heavier, the other became thicker in proportion.
Russia was a pacific power perforce, divided within itself, torn between revolutionaries and reactionaries who were equally incapable of social reconstruction, and so sinking towards a tragic disorder of chronic political vendetta.
"Let us continue our reconstruction. He meets his death five miles from the school--not by a bullet, mark you, which even a lad might conceivably discharge, but by a savage blow dealt by a vigorous arm.
I held firmly to the first article of my faith that the Republic must stand fast by the principle of a fair ballot; but I recalled the wretched mess that Reconstruction had made of it; I recalled the low level of public life in all the "black" States.
The house within the street, two bristling blocks westward, was already in course of reconstruction as a tall mass of flats; he had acceded, some time before, to overtures for this conversion - in which, now that it was going forward, it had been not the least of his astonishments to find himself able, on the spot, and though without a previous ounce of such experience, to participate with a certain intelligence, almost with a certain authority.
The political reconstruction of the Empire was due to them.
Others were of a date during the reconstruction of the Southern states, and were mostly concerned with politics, for he had evidently taken a strong part in opposing the carpet-bag politicians who had been sent down from the North.
large were those schemes of reconstruction and improvement
Seal's feelings), for she was certain that the great organizers always pounce, to begin with, upon trifles like these, and build up their triumphant reforms upon a basis of absolute solidity; and, without acknowledging it for a moment, Mary Datchet was determined to be a great organizer, and had already doomed her society to reconstruction of the most radical kind.
He had, as I said before, no scheme for the reconstruction of society.

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