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English noun: Reconstruction

1. Reconstruction (time) the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877

SynonymsReconstruction Period

Instance hypernymage, historic period

2. reconstruction (act) the activity of constructing something again

Broader (hypernym)fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation

Narrower (hyponym)makeover, re-formation, reassembly, rebuilding, refabrication, regeneration

3. reconstruction (communication) an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence

Broader (hypernym)interpretation

4. reconstruction (cognition) recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall

Synonymsreconstructive memory

Broader (hypernym)recall, recollection, reminiscence

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