from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or result of reconstructing.
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thing that has been reconstructed or restored to an earlier state.
- n. The act of restoring something to an earlier state.
- n. An attempt to understand in detail how certain events took place or happened.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of constructing again; the state of being reconstructed.
- n. The act or process of reorganizing the governments of the States which had passed ordinances of secession, and of reëstablishing their constitutional relations to the national government, after the close of the Civil War.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of constructing again.
- n. Specifically, in United States history, the process by which, after the civil war, the States which had seceded were restored to the rights and privileges inherent in the Union. The period of reconstruction extended from 1865 to about 1870.
- n. That which is reconstructed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877
- n. the activity of constructing something again
- n. an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence
- n. recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall
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