reconstruction


reconstruction
reconstruction re‧con‧struc‧tion [ˌriːkənˈstrʌkʆn] noun
1. [uncountable] the work that is done after a war,Earthquake etc to repair the damage that was caused to buildings, industry etc:

• the post-war reconstruction of the country's damaged infrastructure

2. [countable, uncountable] FINANCE when a company changes the way its capital is organized, usually because of financial difficulties. This may be done, for example, by joining with another company or by forming a new company:

• It will not invest in any reconstruction of the failed Australian airline.

— see also European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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reconstruction UK US /ˌriːkənˈstrʌkʃən/ noun [U]
the work of building something again after it has been damaged or destroyed: »

They were involved in humanitarian aid and reconstruction projects after the earthquake.

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They use the profits for reconstruction and development work in Africa.

a set of changes made to the basic structure of a business or economy, especially after it has had problems: »

The Opera will have to undergo major reconstruction and many people will lose their jobs.

See also THE EBRD(Cf. ↑the EBRD), IBRD(Cf. ↑IBRD)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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