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- The process of constructing.
- Construction is underway on the new bridge.
- Anything that has been constructed.
- The engineer marvelled at his construction.
- The trade of building structures.
- He had worked in construction all his life.
- A building, model or some other structure.
- The office was a construction of steel and glass.
- (art) A (usually non-representational) structure, such as a collage etc.
- "Construction in string and clockwork" took first prize.
- The manner in which something is built.
- A thing of simple construction.
- 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad:
- Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins like a veteran army that had marched down to drink, only to be stricken motionless at the water’s edge.
- (grammar) A group of words arranged to form a meaningful phrase.
- The act or result of construing the meaning of something.
- American conservatives tend to favor strict construction of the Constitution.
- The meaning or interpretation of a text, action etc.; the way something is viewed by an observer or onlooker.
- 1992, Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety, Harper Perennial, published 2007, page 95:
- He had considered sending Lucille away to stay with relations. But then people might have put the worst construction on it – might believe she had done something she shouldn't have.
- (geometry) A geometric figure of arcs and line segments that is drawable with a straightedge and compass.
- ba construction
- Cayley-Dickson construction
- construction helmet
- construction paper
- construction permit
- construction point
- construction site
- construction soldier
- construction unit
- construction worker
- Kantor-Koecher-Tits construction
- loose construction
- narrow construction
- pregnant construction
- rule of strict construction
- strict construction
- under construction
- Wythoff construction
- → Mongolian: констракшн (konstrakšn)
process of constructing
trade of building
manner in which something is built
act or result of construing the meaning of something
meaning or interpretation of a text, action etc. — see interpretation
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- “construction”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “construction”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “construction”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
construction f (plural constructions)