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    construction - Dictionary definition and meaning for word construction

    Definition
    (noun) the act of constructing something
    Synonyms : building
    Example Sentence
    • during the construction we had to take a detour
    • his hobby was the building of boats
    Definition
    (noun) a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
    Example Sentence
    • I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner
    Definition
    (noun) the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
    Synonyms : mental synthesis
    Definition
    (noun) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
    Synonyms : structure
    Example Sentence
    • the structure consisted of a series of arches
    • she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons
    Definition
    (noun) drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem
    Example Sentence
    • the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem
    Definition
    (noun) an interpretation of a text or action
    Synonyms : twist
    Example Sentence
    • they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct
    Definition
    (noun) the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
    Synonyms : building
    Example Sentence
    • their main business is home construction
    • workers in the building trades
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