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reconstruction

noun uk   /ˌriː.kənˈstrʌk.ʃən/ us  
C1 [U] the process of building or creating something again that has been damaged or destroyed: Post-war economic reconstruction in the country must begin with the resumption of agricultural production.Correcting and mendingEditing and compilingConstruction work and workers C2 [C] an attempt to get a complete description of an event using the information available, or an attempt to repeat what happened during the event: A dramatized reconstruction of the robbery was shown on television to try to make people remember information that would help the police.Relating to detection and solving crimes
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