Definitions for Constructionkənˈstrʌk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•struc•tionkənˈstrʌk ʃən(n.)

  1. the act, process, or art of constructing.

  2. the way in which a thing is constructed.

  3. something that is constructed; structure.

  4. the occupation or industry of building.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. the arrangement of two or more words or morphemes in a grammatical unit. a group of words or morphemes consisting of two or more forms arranged in a particular way.

    Category: Grammar

  6. an explanation or interpretation, as of a law, a text, or an action.

Origin of construction:

1350–1400; ME (< MF) < L

con•struc′tion•al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. construction, building(noun)

    the act of constructing something

    "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"

  2. 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"

  3. construction, mental synthesis(noun)

    the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought

  4. structure, construction(noun)

    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"

  5. construction(noun)

    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"

  6. construction, twist(noun)

    an interpretation of a text or action

    "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"

  7. construction, building(noun)

    the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones

    "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. construction(noun)ənˈstrʌk ʃən

    the process of building

    a building under construction; the construction of the new mall

  2. constructionənˈstrʌk ʃən

    the business of making buildings, bridges, etc.

    Anders works in construction.; his construction business; construction workers

  3. constructionənˈstrʌk ʃən

    the way in which words are arranged in a particular language

    sentence construction; simple Spanish constructions

Wiktionary

  1. construction(Noun)

    The process of constructing.

    Construction is underway on the new bridge.

  2. construction(Noun)

    Anything that has been constructed.

    The engineer marvelled at his construction.

  3. construction(Noun)

    The trade of building structures

    He had worked in construction all his life.

  4. construction(Noun)

    A building, model or some other structure

    The office was a construction of steel and glass

  5. construction(Noun)

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

    "Construction in string and clockwork" took first prize

  6. construction(Noun)

    The manner in which something is built.

    A thing of simple construction

  7. construction(Noun)

    A group of words arranged to form a meaningful phrase.

  8. construction(Noun)

    The act or result of construing the meaning of something.

    American conservatives tend to favor strict construction of the Constitution.

  9. construction(Noun)

    The meaning or interpretation of a text, action etc.; the way something is viewed by an observer or onlooker.

  10. construction(Noun)

    A geometric figure of arcs and line segments that is drawable with a straightedge and compass.

  11. Origin: From constructio, from construere, present active infinitive of construo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Construction(noun)

    the process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition

  2. Construction(noun)

    the form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement

  3. Construction(noun)

    the arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement

  4. Construction(noun)

    the method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense

Freebase

  1. 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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Construction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1608

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Construction' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4018

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Construction' in Nouns Frequency: #705


Translations for Construction

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

construction(noun)

(a way of) constructing or putting together

The bridge is still under construction.

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