Construction meaning

kən-strŭk'shən
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.

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Anything that has been constructed.

The engineer marvelled at his construction.

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The way in which something is constructed; manner or method of building.
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The way in which something is built or put together.

A shelter of simple construction.

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The art, trade, or work of building.

An engineer trained in highway construction; worked in construction for seven years.

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A structure, such as a building, framework, or model.
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Something fashioned or devised systematically.

A nation that was glorious in its historical construction.

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An artistic composition using various materials; an assemblage or a collage.
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The act or process of constructing.
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Something constructed; structure; building.
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An explanation or interpretation.

To put the wrong construction on a statement.

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A grammatical pattern consisting of two or more immediate constituents.
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A three-dimensional work of art, usually nonrepresentational and constructed of more than one material.
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The process of interpreting, or the interpretation of, a constitution, statute, or instrument. See also legislative history and intent.
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Any of the general principles that courts apply to construe a statute or instrument whose meaning is in dispute.
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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.
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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.
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Construction is underway on the new bridge.

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A building, model or some other structure.

The office was a construction of steel and glass.

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(art) A (usually non-representational) structure, such as a collage etc.

"Construction in string and clockwork" took first prize.

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The manner in which something is built.

A thing of simple construction.

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(grammar) A group of words arranged to form a meaningful phrase.
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The act or result of construing the meaning of something.

American conservatives tend to favor strict construction of the Constitution.

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The meaning or interpretation of a text, action etc.; the way something is viewed by an observer or onlooker.
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(geometry) A geometric figure of arcs and line segments that is drawable with a straightedge and compass.
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The interpretation or explanation given to an expression or a statement.

I was inclined to put a favorable construction on his reply.

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An arrangement of words forming a grammatical phrase, clause, or sentence.
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The act or process of constructing.
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He had worked in construction all his life.

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Origin of construction

From Old French construction, from Latin cōnstructiō, from cōnstruere, present active infinitive of cōnstruō.