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RECONSTRUCTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Reconstruction mean? 

RECONSTRUCTION (noun)
  The noun RECONSTRUCTION has 4 senses:

1. the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877
2. the activity of constructing something again
3. an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence
4. recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall

  Familiarity information: RECONSTRUCTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECONSTRUCTION (noun)


Sense 1Reconstruction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Reconstruction; Reconstruction Period

Instance hypernyms:

age; historic period (an era of history having some distinctive feature)


Sense 2reconstruction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The activity of constructing something again

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("reconstruction" is a kind of...):

fix; fixing; fixture; mend; mending; repair; reparation (the act of putting something in working order again)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reconstruction"):

makeover (a complete reconstruction and renovation of something)

reassembly; refabrication (assembling again)

re-formation; regeneration (forming again (especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting)

rebuilding (building again)


Sense 3reconstruction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("reconstruction" is a kind of...):

interpretation (an explanation that results from interpreting something)


Sense 4reconstruction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

reconstructive memory; reconstruction

Hypernyms ("reconstruction" is a kind of...):

recall; recollection; reminiscence (the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort))


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