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Noun: construction  kun'strúk-shun
  1. The act of constructing something
    "during the construction we had to take a detour";
    - building
  2. 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";
    - grammatical construction, expression
  3. The creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
    - mental synthesis
  4. A thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
    "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons";
    - structure
  5. 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. An interpretation of a text or action
    "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct";
    - twist
  7. The commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
    "their main business is home construction";
    - building

Derived forms: constructions

Type of: artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], business, business enterprise, cerebration, commercial enterprise, constituent, creating from raw materials, grammatical constituent, intellection, interpretation, mathematical operation, mathematical process, mentation, operation, thinking, thought, thought process

Antonym: misconstruction

Encyclopedia: Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union