- a) A thing that has been reconstructed or restored to an earlier state.
The reconstruction of the medieval bridge began last year.b) The act of restoring something to an earlier state.
The detectives reconstruction of what happened that night is dubious.See Also: reconstruct
Look at other dictionaries:
reconstruction — [ r(ə)kɔ̃stryksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1728; de reconstruire, d apr. construction ♦ Action de reconstruire (qqch.). Reconstruction d un mur, d un édifice. Spécialt Reconstruction des villes détruites par la guerre. ♢ Fig. La reconstruction des espèces… … Encyclopédie Universelle
reconstruction — re‧con‧struc‧tion [ˌriːkənˈstrʌkʆn] noun 1. [uncountable] the work that is done after a war,Earthquake etc to repair the damage that was caused to buildings, industry etc: • the post war reconstruction of the country s damaged infrastructure 2.… … Financial and business terms
ReConStruction — convention logo Status Active Genre Science fiction/Fantasy … Wikipedia
Reconstruction — [riːkən strʌkʃn; englisch »Wiederaufbau«] die, , nach dem Sezessionskrieg in den USA die Periode der Wiedereingliederung der elf Südstaaten in die Union (1865 77). Sie wurde durch verschiedene soziale und politische Probleme erschwert: die… … Universal-Lexikon
reconstruction — re·con·struc·tion n 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: the… … Law dictionary
Reconstruction — Re con*struc tion ( str?k sh?n), n. 1. The act of constructing again; the state of being reconstructed. [1913 Webster] 2. (U.S. Politics) The act or process of reorganizing the governments of the States which had passed ordinances of secession,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Reconstruction — (1865 77) the period of American history after the Civil War when the southern states, under government and military control, rejoined the US. Slavery was ended, black people were given the right to vote, and a few universities were established… … Dictionary of contemporary English
reconstruction — 1791, action or process of reconstructing,вЂќ from RE (Cf. re ) + CONSTRUCTION (Cf. construction). In U.S. political history sense (usually with a capital R ), from 1865. It had been used during the American Civil War in reference to… … Etymology dictionary
reconstruction — [rē΄kənstruk′shən] n. 1. a) the act of reconstructing b) something reconstructed 2. [R ] the process, after the Civil War, of reorganizing the Southern states which had seceded and reestablishing them in the Union 3. [R ] the period of this (1867 … English World dictionary
Reconstruction — NOTOC Reconstruction may refer to:Politics, history and sociology*Postwar reconstruction. **Reconstruction era of the United States, the period between 1865 to 1877 when the US government focused on resolving the consequences and aftermath of the … Wikipedia
reconstruction — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ major ▪ complete, total ▪ radical ▪ large, large scale, life size … Collocations dictionary