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"reconstruct" in British English

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reconstructverb [T]

uk   /ˌriː.kənˈstrʌkt/ us   /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.
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.
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.
(Definition of reconstruct from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 clear idea 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   /ˌriːkənˈstrʌkt/ us  
to build something again after it has been damaged or destroyed: This was a failed attempt to reconstruct their business operations. 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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