Associations to the word «Reconstruction»

Wiktionary

RECONSTRUCTION, noun. A thing that has been reconstructed or restored to an earlier state.
RECONSTRUCTION, noun. The act of restoring something to an earlier state.
RECONSTRUCTION, noun. A result of an attempt to understand in detail how a certain result or event occurred.
RECONSTRUCTION, proper noun. A period of the history of the United States from 1865 to 1877, during which the nation tried to resolve the status of the ex-Confederate states, the ex-Confederate leaders, and the Freedmen (ex-slaves) after the American Civil War.

Dictionary definition

RECONSTRUCTION, noun. The period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877.
RECONSTRUCTION, noun. The activity of constructing something again.
RECONSTRUCTION, noun. An interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence.
RECONSTRUCTION, noun. Recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall.

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