reconstruction love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or result of reconstructing.
  • noun 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 The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of constructing again.
  • noun 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.
  • noun That which is reconstructed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of constructing again; the state of being reconstructed.
  • noun (U.S. Politics) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A thing that has been reconstructed or restored to an earlier state.
  • noun The act of restoring something to an earlier state.
  • noun An attempt to understand in detail how certain events took place or happened.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877
  • noun the activity of constructing something again
  • noun an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence
  • noun recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall


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