con·struc·tion noun \kən-ˈstrək-shən\
: the act or process of building something (such as a house or road)
: the business of building things (such as houses or roads)
: the way something is built or made
: the act or result of construing, interpreting, or explaining
a : the process, art, or manner of constructing something; also : a thing constructed
b : the construction industry <working in construction>
: the arrangement and connection of words or groups of words in a sentence : syntactical arrangement
: a sculpture that is put together out of separate pieces of often disparate materials
— con·struc·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
— con·struc·tion·al·ly adverb
Examples of CONSTRUCTION
- Construction of the new bridge will begin in the spring.
- Construction on the bridge will occur daily from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
- Note the similar construction of the buildings.
- Some people think it is wrong to end a sentence with a preposition, but the construction is quite common in English.
- That verb is commonly used in passive constructions.
- This word is used in positive constructions.
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