Meaning of “reconstruction” in the English Dictionary

"reconstruction" in British English

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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 ]


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)