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reconstructionre‧con‧struc‧tion /ˌriːkənˈstrʌkʃən/ ●○○ AWL noun  1 [uncountable]TBCPM the work that is done to repair the damage to a city, industry etc, especially after a warreconstruction of the reconstruction of Western Europe after the war2 [countable usually singular]COPY a description or copy of an event or a place, which you produce by collecting information about itreconstruction of Detectives want to stage a reconstruction of events. a reconstruction of a Roman villa
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reconstructionAn accident reconstruction can cost up to £1,000.The processes of assimilation and accommodation ensure the continuous construction and reconstruction of cognitive and affective structures.Out of this early ecological research has grown the whole field of environmental and dietary reconstruction discussed in Chapters 6 and 7.The method for reconstruction is described elsewhere.a hip reconstructionAssistance was also provided for other projects including health, education, and the reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed by the war.Gorbachev began the reconstruction and reform of the Soviet system.Finally, new mortar is being inserted in between the stones, involving the total reconstruction of the interior and exterior facings.An equally long lasting, but more profound government stance came from the perceived need to prepare plans for post-war reconstruction.In 1917-18 she served on the committee on post-war reconstruction, where she frequently clashed with Beatrice Webb.reconstruction ofa reconstruction of a Native American villagea reconstruction of the crimestage ... reconstructionLast night police staged a reconstruction of the incident.
ReconstructionReconstruction noun [uncountable]  (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 abolished, African Americans were given the right to vote, and a few universities were established for African-American people. Many white southerners strongly opposed these measures and some formed the Ku Klux Klan.From Longman Business Dictionaryreconstructionre‧con‧struc‧tion /ˌriːkənˈstrʌkʃən/ noun1[uncountable] the work that is done after a war, EARTHQUAKE etc to repair the damage that was caused to buildings, industry etcthe post-war reconstruction of the country’s damaged infrastructure2[countable, uncountable]FINANCE when a company changes the way its capital is organized, usually because of financial difficulties. This may be done, for example, by joining with another company or by forming a new companyIt will not invest in any reconstruction of the failed Australian airline. see also European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
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