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English definition of “reconstruction”

reconstruction

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌriːkənˈstrʌkʃən/
the work of building something again after it has been damaged or destroyed: They were involved in humanitarian aid and reconstruction projects after the earthquake. They use the profits for reconstruction and development work in Africa.
a set of changes made to the basic structure of a business or economy, especially after it has had problems: The Opera will have to undergo major reconstruction and many people will lose their jobs.
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(Definition of reconstruction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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