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 for reconstruction
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reconstruction \Re`con*struc"tion\ (-str?k"sh?n), n.
     1. The act of constructing again; the state of being
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (U.S. Politics) The act or process of reorganizing the
        governments of the States which had passed ordinances of
        secession, and of reestablishing their constitutional
        relations to the national government, after the close of
        the Civil War.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the period after the American Civil War when the southern
           states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union;
           1865-1877 [syn: Reconstruction, Reconstruction Period]
      2: the activity of constructing something again
      3: an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence
      4: recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract
         features which are then used to construct the memory during
         recall [syn: reconstruction, reconstructive memory]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "reconstruction":
     copy, duplication, imitation, palingenesis, re-creation,
     re-formation, reassembling, reassembly, rebirth, rebuilding,
     reconstitution, redesign, redoing, reedition, reestablishment,
     refabrication, refashioning, regeneration, regenesis,
     reinstitution, reissue, remaking, remodeling, renascence,
     renovation, reorganization, repetition, reprinting, reproduction,
     reshaping, restoration, restructuring, resurrection, revision,

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