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 construction construction

noun

  • ( ) the act of constructing something  ( building, construction )
    the act of constructing something
     during the construction we had to take a detour
    during the construction we had to take a detour
     his hobby was the building of boats
    his hobby was the building of boats
  • ( ) a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit  ( construction, expression, grammatical construction )
    a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
     I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner
    I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner
  • ( ) the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought  ( construction, mental synthesis )
    the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
  • ( ) drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem  ( construction )
    drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem
     the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem
    the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem
  • ( ) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts  ( construction, structure )
    a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
     the structure consisted of a series of arches
    the structure consisted of a series of arches
     she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons
    she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons
  • the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones  ( building, construction )
    the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
     their main business is home construction
    their main business is home construction
     workers in the building trades
    workers in the building trades
  • an interpretation of a text or action  ( construction, twist )
    an interpretation of a text or action
     they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct
    they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct


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