Definition of Reconstruction

1. Noun. The period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877.

Exact synonyms: Reconstruction Period
Generic synonyms: Age, Historic Period



2. Noun. The activity of constructing something again.

3. Noun. An interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence.
Generic synonyms: Interpretation

4. Noun. Recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall.
Exact synonyms: Reconstructive Memory
Generic synonyms: Recall, Recollection, Reminiscence
Derivative terms: Reconstruct

Definition of Reconstruction

1. n. The act of constructing again; the state of being reconstructed.

Definition of Reconstruction

1. 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. ¹

2. Noun. A thing that has been reconstructed or restored to an earlier state. ¹

3. Noun. The act of restoring something to an earlier state. ¹

4. Noun. An attempt to understand in detail how certain events took place or happened. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reconstruction

1. construction [n -S] - See also: construction

Medical Definition of Reconstruction

1. The computerised synthesis of one or more two-dimensional images from a series of X-ray projections in computed tomography, or from a large number of measurements in magnetic resonance imaging; several methods are used; the earliest was back-projection, most common is 2D Fourier transformation. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Reconstruction

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"So Atlan Q 16:324-38 О '17 reconstruction and education in Virginia. ... Int J Ethics 28:393-405 Ap '18 reconstruction problems and the duty of science. ..."

2. Up from Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington (1902)
"During the whole of the reconstruction period two ideas were constantly agitating the minds of the coloured people, or, at least, the minds of a large part ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Period' (New York 1913); Scott, EG, 'reconstruction during the Civil War> (Boston 1895) ; Thompson, CM, 'reconstruction in Georgia, Economic, ..."

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