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Definition of "reconstruction" []

  • The act or result of reconstructing. (noun)
  • The period (1865-1877) during which the states that had seceded to the Confederacy were controlled by the federal government before being readmitted to the Union. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reconstruction" in a sentence
  • "At this moment the reconstruction is a rudderless ship."
  • "So we've -- one way we can do this is what we call reconstruction opportunity zones that exist on both sides of the Pak and Afghan border."
  • "We should be surprised if it were otherwise, because it has been comparatively recent that the seminaries of America have begun what they term a reconstruction of the seminary curriculum."