reconstruction


reconstruction
noun
ADJECTIVE
major
complete, total
radical
large, large-scale, life-size

a life-size reconstruction of a Viking longboat

accurate
three-dimensional
dramatic (esp. BrE)

a dramatic reconstruction of school life in the 1940s

national

The country faces a huge task of national reconstruction following the war.

post-conflict, post-war
economic, historical, political, social
surgical

surgical reconstruction of his mouth

breast, facial, etc.
VERB + RECONSTRUCTION
undergo

The bombed city is now undergoing extensive reconstruction.

undertake

A group of enthusiasts have undertaken the reconstruction of a steam locomotive.

perform, stage (BrE)

The police staged a reconstruction of the events leading up to the murder.

oversee
require
RECONSTRUCTION + NOUN
period
effort, work
contract

companies bidding for post-war reconstruction contracts

plan, programme/program, project, scheme (BrE)

a large-scale urban reconstruction project

method, technique
cost

reconstruction costs following the cyclone

aid, assistance, money
fund
surgery

breast reconstruction surgery

PHRASES
a reconstruction based on sth

a historical reconstruction based on contemporary documents


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  • reconstruction — [ r(ə)kɔ̃stryksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1728; de reconstruire, d apr. construction ♦ Action de reconstruire (qqch.). Reconstruction d un mur, d un édifice. Spécialt Reconstruction des villes détruites par la guerre. ♢ Fig. La reconstruction des espèces… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • reconstruction — re‧con‧struc‧tion [ˌriːkənˈstrʌkʆn] noun 1. [uncountable] the work that is done after a war,Earthquake etc to repair the damage that was caused to buildings, industry etc: • the post war reconstruction of the country s damaged infrastructure 2.… …   Financial and business terms

  • ReConStruction — convention logo Status Active Genre Science fiction/Fantasy …   Wikipedia

  • Reconstruction —   [riːkən strʌkʃn; englisch »Wiederaufbau«] die, , nach dem Sezessionskrieg in den USA die Periode der Wiedereingliederung der elf Südstaaten in die Union (1865 77). Sie wurde durch verschiedene soziale und politische Probleme erschwert: die… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • reconstruction — re·con·struc·tion n 1: a rebuilding of a nonfunctional patented article that amounts to creation of a new article and constitutes infringement of the patent the complete replacement of the mechanism was a reconstruction and not a repair 2: the… …   Law dictionary

  • Reconstruction — Re con*struc tion ( str?k sh?n), n. 1. The act of constructing again; the state of being reconstructed. [1913 Webster] 2. (U.S. Politics) The act or process of reorganizing the governments of the States which had passed ordinances of secession,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reconstruction — (1865 77) the period of American history after the Civil War when the southern states, under government and military control, rejoined the US. Slavery was ended, black people were given the right to vote, and a few universities were established… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reconstruction — 1791, action or process of reconstructing,” from RE (Cf. re ) + CONSTRUCTION (Cf. construction). In U.S. political history sense (usually with a capital R ), from 1865. It had been used during the American Civil War in reference to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • reconstruction — [rē΄kənstruk′shən] n. 1. a) the act of reconstructing b) something reconstructed 2. [R ] the process, after the Civil War, of reorganizing the Southern states which had seceded and reestablishing them in the Union 3. [R ] the period of this (1867 …   English World dictionary

  • Reconstruction — NOTOC Reconstruction may refer to:Politics, history and sociology*Postwar reconstruction. **Reconstruction era of the United States, the period between 1865 to 1877 when the US government focused on resolving the consequences and aftermath of the …   Wikipedia


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