from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The restructuring of the Soviet economy and bureaucracy that began in the mid 1980s.
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- n. A program of political and economic reform carried out in the Soviet Union in the 1980s under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev.
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- n. an economic policy adopted in the former Soviet Union; intended to increase automation and labor efficiency but it led eventually to the end of central planning in the Russian economy
Russian perestroĭka : pere-, around, again (from Old Russian) + stroĭka, construction (from stroit', to build, from Old Russian stroiti, from strojĭ, order).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Russian перестройка (perestrójka, "restructuring") (Wiktionary)