reconstruction Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “reconstruction” in the English Dictionary

"reconstruction" in British English

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uk   us   /ˌriː.kənˈstrʌk.ʃən/
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 ​agriculturalproduction.C2 [C] an ​attempt to get a ​completedescription of an ​event using the ​informationavailable, or an ​attempt to ​repeat what ​happened during the ​event: A ​dramatized reconstruction of the ​robbery was ​shown on ​television to ​try to make ​peoplerememberinformation that would ​help the ​police.
(Definition of reconstruction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Reconstruction" in American English

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Reconstructionnoun [U]

US history the ​period after the US Civil War from 1863 to 1877 when the ​southernstates were ​brought back into the ​nation
(Definition of Reconstruction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reconstruction" in Business English

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reconstructionnoun [U]

uk   us   /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 ​developmentwork 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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