Definitions for: Reconstruction

[n] the activity of constructing something again
[n] recall via mental reconstruction
[n] an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence
[n] the period after the United States Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877

Webster (1913) Definition: Re`con*struc"tion (-str?k"sh?n), n.
1. The act of constructing again; the state of being

2. (U.S. Politics) The act or process of reorganizing the
governments of the States which had passed ordinances of
secession, and of re["e]stablishing their constitutional
relations to the national government, after the close of
the Civil War.

See Also: fix, fixing, fixture, historic period, interpretation, mending, reassembly, rebuilding, recall, recollection, refabrication, re-formation, regeneration, reminiscence, repair, reparation

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