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Definitions of construction

  1. the act of constructing or building something; " during the construction we had to take a detour"; " his hobby was the building of boats"
  2. the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; " their main business is home construction"; " workers in the building trades"
  3. an interpretation of a text or action; " they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
  4. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
  7. a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity; " the structure consisted of a series of arches"; " she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
  8. The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition.
  9. The form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement.
  10. The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement.
  11. The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense.
  12. The act of building; that which is built; an edifice; interpretation; arrangement and grammatical relationship of words in a sentence.
  13. Anything piled together, building: manner of forming: ( gram.) the arrangement of words in a sentence: interpretation: meaning.
  14. Act of constructing; thing constructed; manner of forming; arrangement of words; meaning.
  15. The act of constructing; a structure.
  16. Style of building; grammatical arrangement and relation of words.
  17. The act of construing; interpretation; meaning.
  18. The act of construction; fabrication; the thing constructed; structure; the form of construction; conformation; interpretation; the arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; the syntax; the drawing of such lines and figures as are necessary to the solution of a problem.
  19. The thing formed or built; the proper arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; the sense, meaning, or interpretation, as of the words of another, & c.; the manner of drawing figures or diagrams in mathematics.
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Quotes of construction

  1. Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world? – Jim Bakker
  2. When I was 20, I didn't give a damn about song construction I just wanted to make as much noise and play as fast and as loud as possible. – Ritchie Blackmore
  3. The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible. – Jacques Chirac
  4. Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves. – Adrienne Clarkson
  5. Jocelyn Bell joined the project as a graduate student in 1965, helping as a member of the construction team and then analysing the paper charts of the sky survey. – Antony Hewish
  6. The further a mathematical theory is developed, the more harmoniously and uniformly does its construction proceed, and unsuspected relations are disclosed between hitherto separated branches of the science. – David Hilbert
  7. Arizona now has one of the most innovative systems of financing school construction in the nation. – Jane D. Hull
  8. There is simply no plausible construction of the known evidence that leaves out Novak either providing a proffer through his lawyer of what he would say if he testified or having testified directly. – Michael Isikoff
  9. In the first place I remark that no human law is perfect in its construction or execution. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis
  10. Instead of an attic with a few test tubes, bits of wire and odds and ends, the attack on the atomic nucleus has required the development and construction of great instruments on an engineering scale. – Ernest Lawrence
  11. This means that no single logic is strong enough to support the total construction of human knowledge. – Jean Piaget
  12. Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class. – Plato
  13. I do not object to the construction of rail roads and canals. – Gerrit Smith
  14. Program construction consists of a sequence of refinement steps. – Niklaus Wirth

Usage examples for construction

  1. The construction of a new fort had been decided upon and its position selected. – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  2. In the previous year he had made a journey to Arizona with Jowett, to see some railway construction there, and at a ranch he had visited he came upon some verses which had haunted his mind ever since. – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  3. It came into my head the other day that this construction which all the world has learnt from France, has everything of high literature except the emotion of multitude. – Ideas of Good and Evil by William Butler Yeats
  4. The fact is, said Miss Carr, hesitating, and her voice trembled and her face flushed slightly as she spoke, I- oh, I will be plain, she said, as if determined to cast off all false shame; Mr Rowle, I trust to you not to put a false construction on this act of mine. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  5. He thus guards, however, against any false construction being drawn from his use of it. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce
  6. A very little consideration is enough to show that it will by no means bear Sir Henry Maine's construction – Studies in Literature by John Morley
  7. Here is nothing splendid, but construction which is simple, solid, and severe. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  8. Changes for such a purpose may take various forms, such as the construction of physical features in the area involved, or the destruction of such features already existing; or, again, both methods may be employed. – Sound Military Decision by U.s. Naval War College
  9. The central stone chamber of the tomb of Khasekhemui is the most important part of the whole, as it is the oldest stone construction yet known. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  10. It didn't occur to me, or I would have advised their construction everywhere for small parties. – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  11. Matho ordered the construction of wooden towers which should be as high as the towers of stone. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  12. An improvement is made here in the construction of muskets, which it may be interesting to Congress to know, should they at any time propose to procure any. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  13. The construction of the saw is shown in Fig. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  14. First he ran over in his mind the construction of the garden- house. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  15. If your Lordship deny us this reasonable demand, for my own part I declare, that neither I, nor any I am concerned in, shall draw a sword on this important occasion, whatever construction shall be put upon the matter. – Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems by W.E. Aytoun
  16. Kydd took charge of the one forward; I of the after one, at the construction of which I had assisted. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  17. And when will you begin the construction of the ark? – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  18. Construction which is not 'ideal', i. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  19. It was not at first clear what they were about; but soon began to rise, plain enough, the walls of cottages, some of stone, and some of turf; Mr. Palmer saw a new village already in process of construction to take the place of that about to be destroyed! – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  20. For over two hundred feet the disturbed and beaten down grass showed where some object had been dragged over the ground, probably the boards used in the construction of the raft. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman

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