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con·struc·tive

 (kən-strŭk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Serving to improve or advance; helpful: constructive criticism.
2. Of or relating to construction; structural.
3. Law Inferred, imputed, or presumed from circumstances: The judge ruled that the tenant was subjected to a constructive eviction because the landlord had turned off all the utilities.

con·struc′tive·ly adv.
con·struc′tive·ness n.
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Adv.1.constructively - in a constructive manner; "it is my task to look critically and constructively at the flaws and the failures"
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Translations
بِصورَة بَنّاءَه
konstruktivně
konstruktivt
építõen
uppbyggilega
konštruktívne
yapıcı bir şekilde

constructively

[kənˈstrʌktɪvlɪ] ADVconstructivamente
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constructively

[kənˈstrʌktɪvli] adv
[work together, talk] → de manière constructive; [use] → de manière constructive
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constructively

advkonstruktiv; criticalauf konstruktive Art; he suggested, not very constructively, that …er machte den nicht gerade konstruktiven Vorschlag, zu …
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constructively

[kənˈstrʌktɪvlɪ] advcostruttivamente
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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.
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The poorest paid architect, engineer, general, author, sculptor, painter, lecturer, advocate, legislator, actor, preacher, singer is constructively in heaven when he is at work; and as for the musician with the fiddle-bow in his hand who sits in the midst of a great orchestra with the ebbing and flowing tides of divine sound washing over him -- why, certainly, he is at work, if you wish to call it that, but lord, it's a sarcasm just the same.
He had undergone some strange experiences in his absence; he had seen the virtual Faustina in the literal Cornelia, a spiritual Lucretia in a corporeal Phryne; he had thought of the woman taken and set in the midst as one deserving to be stoned, and of the wife of Uriah being made a queen; and he had asked himself why he had not judged Tess constructively rather than biographically, by the will rather than by the deed?
Perhaps we constructively BREAK the command to rest, because the resting we do is in most cases only a name, and not a fact.
Salton was delighted to find his young relative already constructively the owner of so fine an estate--one which gave him an important status in the county.
The Social Security Administration does not have the authority to reallocate corporate earnings to particular shareholder-employees if they choose to work for low or no pay and receive no remuneration, either actually or constructively, in excess of the exempt amount, as wages, salary or dividends.
engage constructively in support of peace and stability in the Balkans, and we
In Letter Ruling 9736040,(37) the IRS detailed the tax consequences of an employee's exercising compensatory stock options by constructively surrendering previously acquired employer stock in payment for the shares to be received.
A taxpayer is deemed to own a portion of the shares actually (but not constructively) owned by entities such as trusts, estates, partnerships and corporations of which the taxpayer is beneficiary, partner or shareholder, respectively.
If income is credited to a taxpayer's account, set apart for the taxpayer or otherwise made available so that the taxpayer may draw on it at any time (or could have drawn on it during the tax year if notice of intention to withdraw had been given), income is deemed constructively received.
* Provide public support for the IASC's efforts to develop acceptable international standards and participate constructively in these efforts.

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