construction has definitions from the fields of mathematics,business,psychology,grammar,linguistics
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[ noun ] the act of constructing or building something

Synonyms

building

Examples

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

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

A Highway_Department source said there also is a plan there to issue some $ 3 million to $ 4 million worth of Rural_Roads_Authority bonds for rural road construction work .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Money for its construction will be sought later_on but in_the_meantime the State_Hospital board can accept gifts and donations of a site .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

Makes necessary purchases , places contracts , supervises construction , installation , finishing and placement of furniture , fixtures and other correlated furnishings , and follows_through to completion of project `` .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

SBA loans , which may be made to small manufacturers , small business pools , wholesalers , retailers , service establishments and other small businesses ( when financing is not otherwise available to them on reasonable terms ) , are to finance business construction , conversion , or expansion ; the purchase of equipment , facilities , machinery , supplies , or materials ; or to supply working_capital .

(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)

This is much smaller than the highest resolution of even the very large reflectors now under construction , and consequently the radio_emission of different regions of the disk cannot be resolved .

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[ noun ] (business) the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings

Synonyms

building

Examples

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

3
[ noun ] a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity

Synonyms

structure

Examples

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

Used in print

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

The debris of his other careers was piled everywhere ; a pile of wire cages for mice from his time as a geneticist and a microscope lying on its side on the window_sill , vertical steel columns wired for support to the open ceiling beams with spidery steel cantilevers jutting_out into the air , masonry constructions on the floor from the time he was inventing his disastrous fireplace whose smoke would pass_through a whole house , visible all_the_way up through wire gratings on each floor .

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[ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit

Examples

"I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"

Used in print

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

Another obstacle was the grammatical construction of Siddo .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

Classified ads are also chockfull of misrelated constructions .

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[ noun ] (psychology) the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought

Synonyms

mental_synthesis

Used in print

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

The dramatic construction of his stories characteristically turns_on a situation in which someone is simultaneously compelled and forbidden to love .

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

Moreover , it is too readily forgotten that in the Republic what gave the initial impetus to Plato 's excursus into the construction of an imaginary commonwealth with its ruling-class communism of goods , wives , and children , was his quest for a canon for the proper ordering of the individual human psyche ; and it is to this problem that the Republic ultimately returns .

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[ noun ] an interpretation of a text or action

Synonyms

twist

Examples

"they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"

Related terms

interpretation twist

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[ noun ] (mathematics) drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem

Examples

"the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem"

Used in print

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

Each point on C , as a vertex , may possess a finite number of corresponding diagonal points by the above construction .

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