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noun     reconstruction pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of building something again

    Reconstruction is already under way after the floods.

    1. a.
      the process of putting a country back into a good condition after a war

      They announced a multimillion dollar reconstruction program for the region.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a situation in which you try to form an idea of something that happened by connecting pieces of information

    a reconstruction of the crime

  3. 3
    [countable] a performance showing events exactly as they happened

    a dramatic reconstruction of a Civil War battle

  4. 4
    [countable] a copy of something that existed in the past

    an accurate reconstruction of the palace

  5. 5
    [uncountable] medical surgery that a doctor does to repair a part of the body that has been damaged or is not shaped normally
  6. 6


    the period after the American Civil War
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