- The definition of construction is the process of making something, the occupation of building or the way that something is put together.
- An example of construction is the creating and decorating of a new ice cream shoppe in a store that previously was a shoe store.
- An example of construction is the art of making homes and businesses.
- An example of construction is how a sentence is put together using words.
The construction site for a new home.
construction definition by Webster's New World
- the act or process of constructing
- the way in which something is constructed; manner or method of building
- something constructed; structure; building
- an explanation or interpretation: to put the wrong construction on a statement
- Linguis. a grammatical pattern consisting of two or more immediate constituents
- a three-dimensional work of art, usually nonrepresentational and constructed of more than one material
Origin: Middle English construccioun ; from Old French construction ; from Classical Latin constructio
construction definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- 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.
- 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.
- The way in which something is built or put together: a shelter of simple construction.
- The interpretation or explanation given to an expression or a statement: I was inclined to put a favorable construction on his reply.
- Grammar a. The arrangement of words to form a meaningful phrase, clause, or sentence.b. A group of words so arranged.
- con·strucˈtion·al adjective
- con·strucˈtion·al·ly adverb
construction - Legal Definition
The process of interpreting, or the interpretation of, a constitution, statute, or instrument. See also legislative history and intent.canon of construction
Any of the general principles that courts apply to construe a statute or instrument whose meaning is in dispute.liberal construction
The interpretation of a constitutional or statutory provision that applies the original intent, purpose, and spirit of the writing to circumstances that are not specifically addressed by the constitution or statute. Also called broad interpretation.strict construction
The interpretation of a constitutional or statutory provision that applies only the literal words of the writing to circumstances that are not specifically addressed by the constitution or statute. Also call narrow construction.