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construction

noun

1 construction

The act of constructing something:
— During the construction we had to take a detour.

synonym: building.

Roget 161: production, creation, construction, formation, fabrication, manufacture; building, architecture, erection, edification; coinage; diaster; organization; ... show more

Roget 522: interpretation, definition; explanation, explication; solution, answer; rationale; plain interpretation, simple interpretation, strict interpretation; meaning etc. 516.    translation; ... show more

Dutch: bouw, constructie
Polish: budownictwo



2 construction

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.

synonyms: expression, grammatical construction.

3 construction

The creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought.

synonym: mental synthesis.

4 construction

A thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts:
— She wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons.

synonym: structure.

Roget 240: form, figure, shape; conformation, configuration; make, formation, frame, construction, cut, set, build, trim, cut of one's jib; ... show more

Roget 329: structure (form) 240, organization, anatomy, frame, mold, fabric, construction; framework, carcass, architecture; stratification, ... show more

Dutch: bouwwerk

5 construction

Drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem.

6 construction

An interpretation of a text or action:
— They put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct.

synonym: twist.

Dutch: constructie

7 construction

The commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones:
— Their main business is home construction.

synonym: building.


Moby thesaurus: acronym, acrostic, adjectival phrase, anatomy, architectonics, architecture, arrangement, assemblage, assembly, avyayibhava, back formation, build, building, buildup, casting, clause, clipped word, combination, composition, compound ... show more.

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