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  Definition of construction
  1. drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem; "the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem"
  2. the act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
  3. the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
  4. a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
  5. the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
  6. a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"
  7. an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
Similar Words: building, structure, mental synthesis, grammatical construction, expression, twist

 

Hyponyms: quadrature, crenelation, crenellation, erecting, erection, house-raising, fabrication, assembly, dry walling, grading, leveling, road construction, shipbuilding, rustication, jerry-building, airdock, hangar, repair shed, altar, arcade, colonnade, arch, area, balcony, bascule, boarding, body, bridge, span, building, edifice, building complex, complex, catchment, coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix, column, pillar, corner, quoin, cross, deathtrap, defensive structure, defense, defence, door, entablature, establishment, floor, level, storey, story, fountain, house of cards, cardhouse, card-house, cardcastle, housing, lodging, living accommodations, hull, jungle gym, lamination, landing, landing place, lookout, observation tower, lookout station, observatory, masonry, memorial, monument, mound, hill, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta, partition, divider, platform, weapons platform, porch, post and lintel, prefab, projection, public works, set-back, setoff, offset, shelter, shoebox, signboard, sign, stadium, bowl, arena, sports stadium, superstructure, supporting structure, tower, transept, trestlework, vaulting, ways, shipway, slipway, wellhead, wind tunnel, balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance, crystallization, gestation, adjunct, clause, complement, involution, phrase, predicator

 

Derivational Morphology: construct, build, make, twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate

 

Anagrams: instructions

 

 
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