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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
con•struc•tion /kənˈstrʌkʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. the act, process, or art of constructing:[uncountable]a building of solid construction.
  2. something constructed;
    structure:[countable]What a complicated construction that table of yours is.
  3. the occupation or industry of building:[uncountable]Can you make money in construction?
  4. Grammar an arrangement of two or more words, phrases, or sentences in a grammatical unit:[countable]the past perfect construction.
See -stru-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
con•struc•tion  (kən strukshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  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
    • the arrangement of two or more forms in a grammatical unit. Constructions involving bound forms are often called morphological, as the bound forms fif- and -teen. Those involving only free forms are often called syntactic, as the good man, in the house. Cf. bound form, free form.
    • a word or phrase consisting of two or more forms arranged in a particular way.
    • Grammara group of words or morphemes for which there is a rule in some part of the grammar.
  6. explanation or interpretation, as of a law, a text, or an action.
con•struction•al, adj. 
con•struction•al•ly, adv. 
  • Latin constrūctiōn- (stem of constrūctiō) a putting together, building, equivalent. to constrūct(us) (see construct) + -iōn- -ion
  • Middle French)
  • Middle English ( 1350–1400
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged version, rendition, story.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

construction /kənˈstrʌkʃən/ n
  1. the process or act of constructing or manner in which a thing is constructed
  2. the thing constructed; a structure
  3. the business or work of building dwellings, offices, etc
  4. (as modifier): a construction site
  5. an interpretation or explanation of a law, text, action, etc: they put a sympathetic construction on her behaviour
  6. a group of words that together make up one of the constituents into which a sentence may be analysed; a phrase or clause
  7. an abstract work of art in three dimensions or relief

conˈstructional adj conˈstructionally adv




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