verb (used with object)
to construct again; rebuild; make over.
to re-create in the mind from given or available information:
to reconstruct the events of the murder.
Historical Linguistics. to arrive at (hypothetical earlier forms of words, phonemic systems, etc.) by comparison of data from a later language or group of related languages.
to construct or form again; rebuild: to reconstruct a Greek vase from fragments
to form a picture of (a crime, past event, etc) by piecing together evidence or acting out a version of what might have taken place
[ree-kuh n-struhk-shuh n] /ˌri kənˈstrʌk ʃən/ noun 1. an act of reconstructing. 2. (initial capital letter) U.S. History. the process by which the states that had seceded were reorganized as part of the Union after the Civil War. the period during which this took place, 1865–77. Reconstruction /ˌriːkənˈstrʌkʃən/ noun 1. (US, history) the period after […]
plural noun 1. U.S. History. the acts of Congress during the period from 1865 to 1877 providing for the reorganization of the former Confederate states and setting forth the process by which they were to be restored to representation in Congress, especially the acts passed in 1867 and 1868.
[ree-kuh n-struhk-shuh-niz-uh m] /ˌri kənˈstrʌk ʃəˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. a 20th-century movement among U.S. Jews, founded by Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, advocating that Judaism, being a culture and way of life as well as a religion, is in sum a religious civilization requiring constant adaptation to contemporary conditions so that Jews can identify more readily […]
[ree-kuh n-struhk-shuh-nist] /ˌri kənˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst/ noun 1. an advocate or supporter of Reconstruction or Reconstructionism. adjective 2. of or relating to Reconstruction or Reconstructionism.