reconstruction noun

ADJ. fundamental, major | complete, total | large/large-scale, life-size a life-size reconstruction of a Viking longboat | dramatic a dramatic reconstruction of school life in the 1940s | national The country faces a huge task of national reconstruction following the war. | post-war | economic, historical, social

VERB + RECONSTRUCTION undertake A group of enthusiasts have undertaken the reconstruction of a steam locomotive. | stage The police have staged a reconstruction of the events leading up to the murder.

RECONSTRUCTION + NOUN period | work | plan, programme, scheme | cost reconstruction costs following the cyclone