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"reconstruction" in British English

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reconstructionnoun

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

"Reconstruction" in American English

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Reconstructionnoun [U]

/ˌri·kənˈstrʌk·ʃən/
US history the period after the US Civil War from 1863 to 1877 when the southern states were brought back into the nation
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"reconstruction" in Business English

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reconstructionnoun [U]

uk   /ˌriːkənˈstrʌkʃən/ us  
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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“reconstruction” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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