reconstruction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ construction

Noun[edit]

reconstruction (countable and uncountable, plural reconstructions)

  1. A thing that has been reconstructed or restored to an earlier state.
  2. The act of restoring something to an earlier state.
    The reconstruction of the medieval bridge began last year.
    • 1962 October, Brian Haresnape, “Focus on B.R. passenger stations”, in Modern Railways, page 255:
      A striking example comes to mind, in which a scheme to improve the existing buildings finished up as virtually a complete reconstruction, owing to the unsound condition of the original structure!
  3. A result of an attempt to understand in detail how a certain result or event occurred.
    The detective's reconstruction of what happened that night is dubious.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

reconstruction f (plural reconstructions)

  1. reconstruction

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