1. A thing that has been reconstructed or restored to an earlier state.
  2. The act of restoring something to an earlier state.
    The reconstruction of the medieval bridge began last year.
  3. A result of an attempt to understand in detail how a certain result or event occurred.
    The detective's reconstruction of what happened that night is dubious.
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Proper noun
  1. A period of the history of the United States from 1865 to 1877, during which the nation tried to resolve the status of the ex-Confederate states, the ex-Confederate leaders, and the Freedmen (ex-slaves) after the American Civil War.

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