con·​stru·​al kən-ˈstrü-əl How to pronounce construal (audio)
: interpretation sense 1
political construals of realityR. J. Neuhaus

Examples of construal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The very first step in the ontological argument rests on a naive construal of ordinary language, and the chain is no stronger than its weakest link. Sean Carroll, Discover Magazine, 10 Mar. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of construal was in 1948

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“Construal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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