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Verb: construct  'kón,strúkt
  1. Make by combining materials and parts
    "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer";
    - build, make
     
  2. Put together out of artificial or natural components or parts
    - manufacture, fabricate
     
  3. (geometry) draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions
    "construct an equilateral triangle"
     
  4. Create by linking linguistic units
    "construct a sentence"; "construct a paragraph"
     
  5. Create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts
    "construct a proof"; "construct an argument"
     
  6. Reassemble mentally
    "construct the events of 20 years ago";
    - reconstruct, retrace
Noun: construct  'kón,strúkt
  1. An abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    - concept, conception

Derived forms: constructed, constructing, constructs

Type of: conjecture, create, create by mental act, create mentally, delineate, describe, draw, hypothecate, hypothesise [Brit], hypothesize, idea, line, make, speculate, suppose, theorise [Brit], theorize, thought, trace

Encyclopedia: Construct