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
Full Definition of construction
1 : the act or result of construing, interpreting, or explaining
3 : the arrangement and connection of words or groups of words in a sentence : syntactical arrangement
4 : a sculpture that is put together out of separate pieces of often disparate materials
Examples of construction in a sentence
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.
First Known Use of construction
CONSTRUCTION Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of construction
: 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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