constructor

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constructor (plural constructors)

  1. A person who, or thing that, constructs.
    • 1887, Harriet W. Daly, Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia, page 134:
      All this time the great work over which South Australia was spending large sums of money, aided by unceasing efforts on the part of her telegraph constructors, was going on.
  2. (automotive) A company or individual who builds racing vehicles. In Formula One, constructor status is strictly defined by the rules, but in other motorsports the term is merely a descriptor. Depending on the racing rules, some constructors (e.g. Cosworth) may provide vehicles to racing teams who are not themselves constructors, while others are both teams and constructors (Ducati Corse, Scuderia Ferrari).
  3. (object-oriented programming) A class method that creates and initializes each instance of an object.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French constructeur.

Noun[edit]

constructor m (plural constructori)

  1. constructor, builder

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin cōnstructor (builder), from Latin cōnstruere (build, pile together).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /konstɾuɡˈtoɾ/ [kõns.t̪ɾuɣ̞ˈt̪oɾ]
  • Rhymes: -oɾ
  • Syllabification: cons‧truc‧tor

Adjective[edit]

constructor (feminine constructora, masculine plural constructores, feminine plural constructoras)

  1. constructing

Noun[edit]

constructor m (plural constructores, feminine constructora, feminine plural constructoras)

  1. constructor, builder

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