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con·struc·tion

 (kən-strŭk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of constructing.
b. The art, trade, or work of building: an engineer trained in highway construction; worked in construction for seven years.
2.
a. A structure, such as a building, framework, or model.
b. Something fashioned or devised systematically: a nation that was glorious in its historical construction.
c. An artistic composition using various materials; an assemblage or a collage.
3. The way in which something is built or put together: a shelter of simple construction.
4. The interpretation or explanation given to an expression or a statement: I was inclined to put a favorable construction on his reply.
5. Grammar An arrangement of words forming a grammatical phrase, clause, or sentence.

con·struc′tion·al adj.
con·struc′tion·al·ly adv.

construction

(kənˈstrʌkʃən)
n
1. the process or act of constructing or manner in which a thing is constructed
2. the thing constructed; a structure
3. (Building)
a. the business or work of building dwellings, offices, etc
b. (as modifier): a construction site.
4. an interpretation or explanation of a law, text, action, etc: they put a sympathetic construction on her behaviour.
5. (Grammar) grammar a group of words that together make up one of the constituents into which a sentence may be analysed; a phrase or clause
6. (Mathematics) geometry a drawing of a line, angle, or figure satisfying certain conditions, used in solving a problem or proving a theorem
7. (Art Terms) an abstract work of art in three dimensions or relief. See also constructivism1
conˈstructional adj
conˈstructionally adv

con•struc•tion

(kənˈstrʌk ʃən)

n.
1. the act, process, or art of constructing.
2. the way in which a thing is constructed.
3. something that is constructed; structure.
4. the occupation or industry of building.
5.
a. the arrangement of two or more words or morphemes in a grammatical unit.
b. a group of words or morphemes consisting of two or more forms arranged in a particular way.
6. an explanation or interpretation, as of a law, a text, or an action.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin]
con•struc′tion•al, adj.
con•struc′tion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.construction - the act of constructing somethingconstruction - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
creating from raw materials - the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it
crenelation, crenellation - the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows
erecting, erection - the act of building or putting up
house-raising - construction by a group of neighbors
assembly, fabrication - the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)
dry walling - the activity of building stone walls without mortar
leveling, grading - changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
road construction - the construction of roads
ship building, shipbuilding - the construction of ships
rustication - the construction of masonry or brickwork in a rustic manner
reface - provide with a new facing; "The building was refaced with beautiful stones"
wattle - build of or with wattle
frame up, frame - construct by fitting or uniting parts together
rebuild, reconstruct - build again; "The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb"
groin - build with groins; "The ceiling was groined"
erect, put up, set up, rear, raise - construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
preassemble, prefabricate - to manufacture sections of (a building), especially in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site of buildings
2.construction - 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"
adjunct - a construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence
grammatical constituent, constituent - (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
clause - (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
complement - a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction
involution - a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction
phrase - an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
predicator - an expression that predicates
misconstruction - an ungrammatical constituent
3.construction - the creation of a constructconstruction - the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
crystallization - a mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation
gestation - the conception and development of an idea or plan
4.construction - a thing constructedconstruction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
airdock, hangar, repair shed - a large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained
altar - a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made
arcade, colonnade - a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
arch - (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
balcony - a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet
balcony - an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium
bascule - a structure or device in which one end is counterbalanced by the other (on the principle of the seesaw)
boarding - a structure of boards
body - the external structure of a vehicle; "the body of the car was badly rusted"
bridge, span - a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
building complex, complex - a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
catchment - a structure in which water is collected (especially a natural drainage area)
coil, helix, volute, whorl, spiral - a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope"
colonnade - structure consisting of a row of evenly spaced columns
pillar, column - a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
quoin, corner - (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone
cross - a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
deathtrap - any structure that is very unsafe; where people are likely to be killed
defensive structure, defence, defense - a structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses"
door - a structure where people live or work (usually ordered along a street or road); "the office next door"; "they live two doors up the street from us"
entablature - (architecture) the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof
erection - a structure that has been erected
establishment - a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
false bottom - a horizontal structure that partitions a ship or box (especially one built close to the actual bottom)
storey, floor, story, level - a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office on?"
understructure, groundwork, substructure, base, foundation, fundament, foot - lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
fountain - a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises
guide - a structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something
cardcastle, cardhouse, card-house, house of cards - an unstable construction with playing cards; "he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed"
housing, living accommodations, lodging - structures collectively in which people are housed
hull - the frame or body of ship
jungle gym - a structure of vertical and horizontal rods where children can climb and play
lamination - a layered structure
landing place, landing - structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
lookout station, observation tower, observatory, lookout - a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
masonry - structure built of stone or brick by a mason
monument, memorial - a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
hill, mound - structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide behind"
impedimenta, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment - any structure that makes progress difficult
5.construction - 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"
mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation - (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic"
quadrature - the construction of a square having the same area as some other figure
6.construction - an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
interpretation - an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"
7.construction - the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
masonry - the craft of a mason
house painting, painting - the occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the only craft he knew"
plumbery, plumbing - the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
roofing - the craft of a roofer
sheet-metal work - the craft of doing sheet metal work (as in ventilation systems)
shingling - the laying on of shingles; "shingling is a craft very different from carpentry"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
jerry-building - construction of inferior buildings for a quick profit

construction

noun
1. building, assembly, creation, formation, composition, erection, fabrication With the exception of teak, this is the finest wood for boat construction.
2. structure, building, edifice, form, figure, shape The British pavilion is an impressive steel and glass construction.
3. (Formal) interpretation, meaning, reading, sense, explanation, rendering, take (informal, chiefly U.S.), inference He put the wrong construction on what he saw.
4. composition, structure, arrangement Avoid complex verbal constructions.

construction

noun
Translations
إِنْشَاءبِناء، تَشييدمَبْنى
stavbastavebnictvíbudova
opførelsebygningkonstruktion
rakentaminenrakenne
građevinarstvogradnjakonstrukcija
építés
byggingí byggingu
建設
건설
gradnjazgradba
konstruktion
การก่อสร้าง
xây dựng

construction

[kənˈstrʌkʃən]
A. N
1. (= act, structure, building) → construcción f
under construction; in course of constructionen construcción
2. (fig) (= interpretation) → interpretación f
to put a wrong construction on sthinterpretar algo mal
it depends what construction one places on his wordsdepende de cómo se interpreten sus palabras
3. (Ling) → construcción f
B. CPD construction company Ncompañía f constructora
construction engineer Ningeniero/a m/f de la construcción
construction industry Nindustria f de la construcción

construction

[kənˈstrʌkʃən] n
(= building) → construction f
to be under construction [building] → être en construction construction company, construction industry, construction site, construction worker
(= manufacture) [vehicle, machine] → fabrication f
(= structure) → structure f
(grammatical)construction f
(= interpretation) to put a construction on sth → interpréter qchconstruction company n (= building company) → entreprise f en bâtimentconstruction industry n(industrie f du) bâtimentconstruction site nchantier mconstruction worker nouvrier/ière m/f du bâtiment

construction

n
(of building, road)Bau m; (of bridge, machine also, of geometrical figures)Konstruktion f; (of novel, play etc)Aufbau m; (of theory)Entwicklung f, → Konstruktion f; in course of or under constructionin or im Bau
(= way sth is constructed)Struktur f; (of building)Bauweise f; (of machine, bridge)Konstruktion f
(= sth constructed)Bau m, → Bauwerk nt; (= bridge, machine)Konstruktion f; primitive constructionsprimitive Bauten
(= interpretation)Deutung f; to put a wrong construction on somethingetw falsch auffassen or auslegen; I don’t know what construction to put on itich weiß nicht, wie ich das auffassen soll
(Gram) → Konstruktion f; sentence constructionSatzbau m

construction

:
construction industry
nBauindustrie f
construction pit
nBaugrube f
construction site
nBaustelle f, → Baugelände nt
construction vehicle
nBaufahrzeug nt
construction worker
nBauarbeiter(in) m(f)

construction

[kənˈstrʌkʃn] n (gen) → costruzione f (fig) (interpretation) → interpretazione f
under construction → in costruzione

construct

(kənˈstrakt) verb
to build; to put together. They are planning to construct a new supermarket near our house; Construct a sentence containing `although'.
conˈstruction (-ʃən) noun
1. (a way of) constructing or putting together. The bridge is still under construction.
2. something built. That construction won't last long.
conˈstructive (-tiv) adjective
helpful; having to do with making, not with destroying. Constructive criticism tells you both what is wrong and also what to do about it.
conˈstructively adverb
conˈstructor noun
a person who constructs. a constructor of bridges.
construction site
a building site.
construction worker
a builder.

construction

إِنْشَاء stavba opførelse Struktur κατασκευή construcción rakentaminen construction gradnja costruzione 建設 건설 constructie konstruksjon budowa construção сооружение konstruktion การก่อสร้าง yapma xây dựng 建筑
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Strong, half-naked Indian paddlers were in charge of the canoes which were of sturdy construction and light draft, since the river, like most tropical streams, was of uncertain depths, choked here and there with sand bars or tropical growths.
Peter sold off everything, and left the country--went to be cook in a railway construction camp where gangs of Russians were employed.
Pontellier to cut out--a marvel of construction, fashioned to enclose a baby's body so effectually that only two small eyes might look out from the garment, like an Eskimo's.
What construction must they have put upon her father's acceptance of their presents--of their company--of her freedom in their presence?
Herein it is the same with the American whale fishery as with the American army and military and merchant navies, and the engineering forces employed in the construction of the American Canals and Railroads.
These rafts were of a shape and construction to suit the crookedness and extreme narrowness of the Neckar.
Weston, stood for Hartfield; and she trusted to its bearing the same construction with him.
Their tendency is gross and illiberal; and if their construction could ever be deemed clever, time has long ago destroyed all its ingenuity.
The garret, built to be a depository for firewood and the like, was dim and dark: for, the window of dormer shape, was in truth a door in the roof, with a little crane over it for the hoisting up of stores from the street: unglazed, and closing up the middle in two pieces, like any other door of French construction.
There could not well be more ink splashed about it, if it had been roofless from its first construction, and the skies had rained, snowed, hailed, and blown ink through the varying seasons of the year.
My construction even of their simple meaning was not very correct, for I read "wife of the Above" as a complimentary reference to my father's exaltation to a better world; and if any one of my deceased relations had been referred to as "Below," I have no doubt I should have formed the worst opinions of that member of the family.
so ran the questions, considerably devoid of auxiliary verbs and such details of construction.

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