the act of constructing something
"during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
construction, grammatical construction, expression(noun)
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"
construction, mental synthesis(noun)
the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
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"
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"
an interpretation of a text or action
"they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
"their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
The process of constructing.
Construction is underway on the new bridge.
Anything that has been constructed.
The engineer marvelled at his construction.
The trade of building structures
He had worked in construction all his life.
A building, model or some other structure
The office was a construction of steel and glass
A (usually non-representational) structure, such as a collage etc.
"Construction in string and clockwork" took first prize
The manner in which something is built.
A thing of simple construction
A group of words arranged to form a meaningful phrase.
The act or result of construing the meaning of something.
American conservatives tend to favor strict construction of the Constitution.
The meaning or interpretation of a text, action etc.; the way something is viewed by an observer or onlooker.
A geometric figure of arcs and line segments that is drawable with a straightedge and compass.
Origin: From constructio, from construere, present active infinitive of construo.
the process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition
the form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement
the arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement
the method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense
Origin: [L. constructio: cf. F. construction.]
In the fields of architecture and civil engineering, construction is a process that consists of the building or assembling of infrastructure. Far from being a single activity, large scale construction is a feat of human multitasking. Normally, the job is managed by a project manager, and supervised by a construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer or project architect. For the successful execution of a project, effective planning is essential. Involved with the design and execution of the infrastructure in question must consider the environmental impact of the job, the successful scheduling, budgeting, construction site safety, availability of building materials, logistics, inconvenience to the public caused by construction delays and bidding, etc.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Construction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1608
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Construction' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4018
Rank popularity for the word 'Construction' in Nouns Frequency: #705
The numerical value of Construction in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Construction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The road to success is always under construction.
The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
I feel like the fellow in jail who is watching his scaffold being built. (On construction of reviewing stands for inauguration of his successor John F Kennedy)
In an earthquake, a construction platform floating on a buffer medium may experience greatly reduced shear forces, in a flood, a construction platform floating on a buffer medium can be configured to rise as water levels rise to limit flood damage.
Commencement speakers have a good deal in common with grandfather clocks Standing usually some six feet tall, typically ponderous in construction, more traditional than functional, their distinction is largely their noisy communication of essentially commonplace information.
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Translations for Construction
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مبنى, بناءArabic
- конструкция, постройка, сграда, строеж, строителствоBulgarian
- stavba, konstrukce, stavebnictvíCzech
- Bau, Konstruktion, Satzbau, Bauwerk, Bauwesen, AufbauGerman
- κατασκευή, οικοδομικήGreek
- konstruaĵo, konstruado, konstruoEsperanto
- konstruktio, rakennelma, rakennusala, rakennustyö, rakentaminen, rakenneFinnish
- togailScottish Gaelic
- מבנה, בניין, בנייהHebrew
- निर्माण, इमारतHindi
- szerkezet, építkezés, építésHungarian
- ビル, 建物, 建設Japanese
- 建設, 건설Korean
- ການກໍ່ສ້າງ, ຊາງລໍLao
- байгууллага, барилгаMongolian
- budowa, budowlaPolish
- obra, construçãoPortuguese
- construire, clădire, construcție, structură, operăRomanian
- строение, строительство, постройка, конструкция, построение, стройкаRussian
- građevinarstvo, konstrukcijaSerbo-Croatian
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