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construction

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noun con·struc·tion \kən-ˈstrək-shən\

Simple Definition of construction

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of construction

  1. 1 :  the act or result of construing, interpreting, or explaining

  2. 2 a :  the process, art, or manner of constructing something; also :  a thing constructed b :  the construction industry <working in construction>

  3. 3 :  the arrangement and connection of words or groups of words in a sentence :  syntactical arrangement

  4. 4 :  a sculpture that is put together out of separate pieces of often disparate materials

constructional play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
constructionally adverb

Examples of construction in a sentence

  1. Construction of the new bridge will begin in the spring.

  2. Construction on the bridge will occur daily from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

  3. Note the similar construction of the buildings.

  4. Some people think it is wrong to end a sentence with a preposition, but the construction is quite common in English.

  5. That verb is commonly used in passive constructions.

  6. This word is used in positive constructions.



14th Century

First Known Use of construction

14th century

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CONSTRUCTION Defined for Kids

construction

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noun con·struc·tion \kən-ˈstrək-shən\

Definition of construction for Students

  1. 1 :  the process, art, or manner of building something

  2. 2 :  something built or put together :  structure <a flimsy construction>

  3. 3 :  the arrangement of words and the relationship between words in a sentence




Law Dictionary

construction

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noun con·struc·tion \kən-ˈstrək-shən\

Legal Definition of construction

  1. :  the act or result of construing, interpreting, or explaining meaning or effect (as of a statute or contract) <the construction placed upon an agreement — J. D. Calamari and J. M. Perillo>





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