Constructional



[kuh n-struhk-shuh n] /kənˈstrʌk ʃən/

noun
1.
the act or art of constructing.
2.
the way in which a thing is constructed:
a building of solid construction.
3.
something that is constructed; a structure.
4.
the occupation or industry of building:
He works in construction.
5.
Grammar.

6.
explanation or interpretation, as of a law, a text, or an action.
/kənˈstrʌkʃən/
noun
1.
the process or act of constructing or manner in which a thing is constructed
2.
the thing constructed; a structure
3.

4.
an interpretation or explanation of a law, text, action, etc: they put a sympathetic construction on her behaviour
5.
(grammar) a group of words that together make up one of the constituents into which a sentence may be analysed; a phrase or clause
6.
(geometry) a drawing of a line, angle, or figure satisfying certain conditions, used in solving a problem or proving a theorem
7.
an abstract work of art in three dimensions or relief See also constructivism (sense 1)
n.

late 14c., from Old French construction or directly from Latin constructionem (nominative constructio), from construct-, past participle stem of construere “pile up together, accumulate; build, make, erect,” from com- “together” (see com-) + struere “to pile up” (see structure (n.)).

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