Pronunciation: (rē"kun-strukt'), [key]
1. to construct again; rebuild; make over.
2. to re-create in the mind from given or available information: to reconstruct the events of the murder.
3. Historical Ling.to arrive at (hypothetical earlier forms of words, phonemic systems, etc.) by comparison of data from a later language or group of related languages.
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