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[ verb ] make by combining materials and parts

Synonyms

build make

Examples

: "this little pig made his house out of straw" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

Used in print

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

Once she has made_up_her_mind , the queen starts_out by constructing , in her chosen abode , a small `` floor '' of dried grass or some woolly material .

(S. Idell Pyle, et al., Onsets, Completions, and...)

The Onset Profile and Completion Profile are constructed to serve as norms for children .

As one approach to doing this , Figures 3 and 4 have been constructed from the mean ages and the individual onset and completion ages for boy 34 and girl 2 .

We have attempted to simplify the extensive task of analyzing onset ages and completion ages of each child - more_than 1700 values for the entire group - by constructing figures for each of the 21 centers so that the data for all 34 boys and 34 of the girls will appear together for each growth center .

The following summary , based on Figures 5 and 6 , is an example of one way of interpreting the 42 figures constructed from onset ages and completion ages of individual children with_respect_to the appropriate mean age for each growth center .

2
[ verb ] put together out of components or parts

Examples

"the company fabricates plastic chairs" "They manufacture small toys"

Used in print

(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)

Sometimes when there are many outcomes for a single trial , we group these outcomes into two classes , as in the example of the die , where we have arbitrarily constructed the classes `` ace '' and `` not ace '' .

3
[ verb ] draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions, of geometrical figures

Used in print

(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)

On C , from the point P at **f to the point Q at **f , we construct the chord , and upon the chord as a side erect a square in such a way that as s approaches zero the square is inside C .

In the C-plane we construct a set of rectangular Cartesian coordinates u , v with the origin at Q and such_that both C and **f have finite slope at Q .

Related terms

trace geometry

4
[ verb ] reassemble mentally

Synonyms

reconstruct retrace

Examples

"reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"

5
[ verb ] create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts

Examples

"construct a proof" "construct an argument"

Related terms

create_by_mental_act

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[ verb ] create by linking linguistic units

Examples

"construct a sentence" "construct a paragraph"

Related terms

create_by_mental_act

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[ noun ] an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Synonyms

concept conception

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