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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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