Definition of Construction

1. Noun. The act of constructing something. "His hobby was the building of boats"

2. Noun. 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"

3. Noun. The creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought.
Exact synonyms: Mental Synthesis
Generic synonyms: Cerebration, Intellection, Mentation, Thinking, Thought, Thought Process
Specialized synonyms: Crystallization, Gestation

4. Noun. A thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts. "She wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

5. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Mathematical Operation, Mathematical Process, Operation
Specialized synonyms: Quadrature
Derivative terms: Construct

6. Noun. An interpretation of a text or action. "They put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
Exact synonyms: Twist
Generic synonyms: Interpretation
Derivative terms: Twist

7. Noun. The commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones. "Workers in the building trades"
Exact synonyms: Building
Terms within: Masonry, House Painting, Painting, Plumbery, Plumbing, Roofing, Sheet-metal Work, Shingling
Generic synonyms: Business, Business Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise
Specialized synonyms: Jerry-building
Derivative terms: Build, Build

Definition of Construction

1. n. The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition.

Definition of Construction

1. Noun. The process of constructing. ¹

2. Noun. Anything that has been constructed. ¹

3. Noun. The trade of building structures ¹

4. Noun. A building, model or some other structure ¹

5. Noun. (arts) A (usually non-representational) structure, such as a collage etc. ¹

6. Noun. The manner in which something is built. ¹

7. Noun. (grammar) A group of words arranged to form a meaningful phrase. ¹

8. Noun. The act or result of construing the meaning of something. ¹

9. Noun. The meaning or interpretation of a text, action etc.; the way something is viewed by an observer or onlooker. ¹

10. Noun. (geometry) A geometric figure of arcs and line segments that is drawable with a straightedge and compass. ¹

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Definition of Construction

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Construction

construct validity
constructed language
constructed languages
constructio ad sensum
construction (current term)
construction helmet
construction helmets
construction industry
construction paper
construction site
construction worker
constructional agraphia
constructional apraxia
constructiones ad sensum

Literary usage of Construction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Montessori method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in by Maria Montessori, Henry Wyman Holmes (1912)
"Thus, when once the handicraft leading to the construction of vases has been learned (and this is the part of the progress in the work, learned from the ..."

2. Annual Report by New York (State) (1877)
"construction authorized April 11 1819. ... construction completed September, 1831. Cost of construction ..."

3. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1904)
"This Society is not responsible, as a body, for the facts and opinions advanced in any of its publications. THE COLLAPSE OF A BUILDING DURING construction. ..."

4. Report by Illinois Highway Commission (1913)
"Such a method of construction, however, is not to be advised upon a road carrying any ... In general, it may be said that waterbound macadam construction, ..."

5. Report by California, State Board of Harbor Commissioners (1914)
"For the construction of piers or wharves where hard pan foundation is found, we believe that if pile foundations are driven, owing to the shallow depth of ..."

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