Definition of construction
1 : the act or result of construing, interpreting, or explaining
2a : the process, art, or manner of constructing something <Construction of the new bridge will begin in the spring.>; also : a thing constructedb : the construction industry <working in construction>
3 : the arrangement and connection of words or groups of words in a sentence : syntactical arrangement <That verb is often used in passive constructions.>
4 : a sculpture that is put together out of separate pieces of often disparate materials
constructionalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
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.
Origin and Etymology of construction
First Known Use: 14th century
CONSTRUCTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of construction for English Language Learners
: 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
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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