What is the meaning of construction?


  • The act of constructing something.
    • usage: "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "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.
    • usage: "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.
  • A thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts.
    • usage: "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
  • Drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem.
    • usage: "the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem"
  • An interpretation of a text or action.
    • usage: "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
  • The commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones.
    • usage: "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
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APAWordNet. (2010). Construction. Retrieved July 23, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/construction/definitions/1192460
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "Construction" http://smartdefine.org/construction/definitions/1192460 (accessed July 23, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, Construction, Smart Define, viewed 23 July, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/construction/definitions/1192460>.
MLAWordNet. "Construction" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 July 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/construction/definitions/1192460>
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