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Meaning of “reconstruct” in the English Dictionary

"reconstruct" in British English

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reconstructverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriː.kənˈstrʌkt/
C1 to ​build or ​create again something that has been ​damaged or ​destroyed: The post-war ​government had the ​enormoustask of reconstructing the ​city. to ​change a ​system or ​organizationcompletely, so that it ​works more ​effectively: They were given the ​task of reconstructing the city's ​publictransportsystem.C2 If you reconstruct something that has ​happened in the past, you ​combine a lot of ​information in ​order to get a ​completedescription of what ​happened: The ​policetried to reconstruct the ​crime using the ​statements of ​witnesses.
(Definition of reconstruct from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reconstruct" in American English

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reconstructverb [T]

 us   /ˌri·kənˈstrʌkt/
to ​build or ​create again something that has been ​damaged or ​destroyed If you reconstruct something that ​happened in the past, you ​combine a lot of ​details to ​try to get a ​clearidea of what ​happened: Detectives ​tried to reconstruct the ​crime by ​comparing all the ​statements of the ​eyewitnesses.
reconstruction
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌri·kənˈstrʌk·ʃən/
(Definition of reconstruct from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reconstruct" in Business English

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reconstructverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːkənˈstrʌkt/
to ​build something again after it has been ​damaged or destroyed: This was a ​failed attempt to reconstruct their ​businessoperations. They ​plan to use ​income from ​tourism to reconstruct the ​economy.
(Definition of reconstruct from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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