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English definition of “reconstruct”

reconstruct

verb [T]     /ˌriː.kənˈstrʌkt/
C1 to build or create again something that has been damaged or destroyed: The post-war government had the enormous task of reconstructing the city.Correcting and mendingEditing and compiling to change a system or organization completely, so that it works more effectively: They were given the task of reconstructing the city's public transport system.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently C2 If you reconstruct something that has happened in the past, you combine a lot of information in order to get a complete description of what happened: The police tried to reconstruct the crime using the statements of witnesses.Classifying and creating order
(Definition of reconstruct verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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