- 1 [mass noun] The action or process of reconstructing or being reconstructed: the economic reconstruction of RussiaMore example sentences
- There should also be an appraisal of Britain's role in the post-war, reconstruction process.
- The grant is not only timely but it comes at a critical time when the country is grappling with the economic reconstruction programme.
- Emerging from the war physically devastated, Europe began a process of both economic and political reconstruction.
- 1.1 [count noun] A thing that has been rebuilt after being damaged or destroyed: comparison between the original and the reconstructionMore example sentences
- In the museum gardens are several reconstructions including a Roman temple, shop, house, and Northumbrian croft, all with audio presentations.
- The present Guildhall is a reconstruction necessitated by damage to the original during the Second World War.
- The next gallery consisted of a reconstruction of the painting studio on the ground floor of the Yellow House.
- 1.2 [count noun] An impression, model, or re-enactment of a past event formed from the available evidence: a reconstruction of the accident would be staged to try to discover the cause of the tragedyMore example sentences
- What follows is a brief account of my experiences and a reconstruction of some events from discussions with the victims.
- Stylistically, it really set the tone for all the grainy filmed reconstructions of events we see in documentaries all the time nowadays.
- The narrator explains that her story is an inexact reconstruction of events.
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