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construction

noun (n)

  • the act of constructing something (noun.act)
    Synonym: building
    Example:
    During the construction we had to take a detour.
    source: wordnet30
  • a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit (noun.communication)
    Example:
    I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner.
    source: wordnet30
  • the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought (noun.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: structure
    Example:
    She wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons.
    source: wordnet30
  • drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem (noun.act)
    Example:
    The assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem.
    source: wordnet30
  • an interpretation of a text or action (noun.communication)
    Synonym: twist
    Example:
    They put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct.
    source: wordnet30
  • the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones (noun.act)
    Example:
    Their main business is home construction.
    source: wordnet30
  • The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition. (noun)
    source: webster1913
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