Construct definition

kən-strŭkt
To build, form, or devise by fitting parts or elements together systematically.
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Something formed or constructed from parts.
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Something built or put together systematically.
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To create (an argument or a sentence, for example) by systematically arranging ideas or terms.
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(mathematics) To draw (a geometric figure) that meets specific requirements.
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To form by assembling or combining parts; build.
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The definition of construct means to build or assemble.

An example of to construct is someone building a wooden desk.

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Something constructed from parts.

The artwork was a construct of wire and tubes.

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Bohr's theoretical construct of the atom was soon superseded by quantum mechanics.

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(geom.) To draw (a figure) so as to meet the specified requirements.
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A concept, model, or schematic idea.

A theoretical construct of the atom.

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A concrete image or idea.
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An idea or perception resulting from a synthesis of sense impressions, etc.
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A concept or theory devised to integrate in an orderly way the diverse data on a phenomenon.
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To build or form (something) by assembling parts.

We constructed the radio from spares.

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Similarly, to build (a sentence, an argument, etc.) by arranging words or ideas.

A sentence may be constructed with a subject, verb and object.

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(geometry) To draw (a geometric figure) by following precise specifications and using geometric tools and techniques.

Construct a circle that touches each vertex of the given triangle.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
construct
Plural:
constructs

Origin of construct

  • Latin cōnstruere cōnstrūct- com- com- struere to pile up ster-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin construo (“I heap together, build, make, construct, connect grammatically”), from com- (“together”) + struo (“I heap up, pile”).

    From Wiktionary