something constructed: Each musical note sign is a construct of three distinct parts: the head, the stem, and the hook.
a mental image, idea, or theory, especially a complex one formed from a number of simpler elements: Character is a construct of personal values, personal rules and morals, and a number of other facets, including self-control and willpower.
- con·struct·i·ble, adjective
- o·ver·con·struct, verb (used with object)
- pre·con·struct, verb (used with object)
- qua·si-con·struct·ed, adjective
- well-con·struct·ed, adjective
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How to use construct in a sentence
The most powerful thing about applying creative constructs to the conversations that you make is that they can help balance power, protect from inequities, and do it in a way that’s built into the very structures that govern the conversations.Better conversations: The 7 essential elements of meaningful communication | matthewheimer | November 24, 2020 | Fortune
Gathering for coffee is no longer part of our social construct, and coffee-making, much like cooking, has largely become an at-home affair.
Consumers constantly apply meaning to their choices and use this meaning in their social constructs.Multicultural audiences are making nuanced media choices | Vevo | August 25, 2020 | Digiday
After all, immersing yourself in nature is a way to check social constructs at the trailhead.
Without surgery implantation, customized living tissue constructs were successfully generated in the body.Scientists 3D Printed Ears Inside Living Mice Using Light | Shelly Fan | June 9, 2020 | Singularity Hub
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We can construct excuses based on the evil that occurred September 11th.
He had aspired to construct an epic figure after visiting the pyramids and sphinxes of Egypt in 1855.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty | Elizabeth Mitchell | October 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Let others construct an unchallenging feminism that speaks only to the smallest common denominator,” she writes.
But if Hamas were to continue to construct tunnels, Hanegbi said, Israel is prepared to send in ground forces to destroy them.Israeli Diplomat Says Gaza War Taught Hamas a Lesson | Eli Lake | August 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They placed cotton and fine wool all about the room, and even endeavoured to construct small nests of wool and horsehair.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
But the artillerymen believed that it was impossible to construct a road to haul guns up to this height.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
This exhibit is sufficient to indicate that there need be no question of our financial ability to construct the road.
Still, on small islands, such as the Coral and Marshall Islands, the natives construct their huts from pandan wood.Philippine Mats | Hugo H. Miller
Any one who intends to construct hoisting tackle ought to provide himself with beams and small cables.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for construct
to put together substances or parts, esp systematically, in order to make or build (a building, bridge, etc); assemble
to compose or frame mentally (an argument, sentence, etc)
geometry to draw (a line, angle, or figure) so that certain requirements are satisfied
something formulated or built systematically
a complex idea resulting from a synthesis of simpler ideas
psychol a model devised on the basis of observation, designed to relate what is observed to some theoretical framework
- constructible, adjective
- constructor or constructer, noun
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