Construct



[verb kuh n-struhkt; noun kon-struhkt] /verb kənˈstrʌkt; noun ˈkɒn strʌkt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to build or form by putting together parts; frame; devise.
2.
Geometry. to draw (a figure) fulfilling certain given conditions.
noun
3.
something constructed.
4.
an image, idea, or theory, especially a complex one formed from a number of simpler elements.
verb (transitive) (kənˈstrʌkt)
1.
to put together substances or parts, esp systematically, in order to make or build (a building, bridge, etc); assemble
2.
to compose or frame mentally (an argument, sentence, etc)
3.
(geometry) to draw (a line, angle, or figure) so that certain requirements are satisfied
noun (ˈkɒnstrʌkt)
4.
something formulated or built systematically
5.
a complex idea resulting from a synthesis of simpler ideas
6.
(psychol) a model devised on the basis of observation, designed to relate what is observed to some theoretical framework
v.

early 15c., from Latin constructus, past participle of construere “to heap up” (see construction). Related: Constructed; constructing.
n.

1871 in linguistics, 1890 in psychology, 1933 in the general sense of “anything constructed;” from construct (v.).

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