[ verb kuhn-struhkt; noun kon-struhkt ]
/ verb kənˈstrʌkt; noun ˈkɒn strʌkt /
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verb (used with object)
to build or form by putting together parts; frame; devise.
Geometry. to draw (a figure) fulfilling certain given conditions.
an image, idea, or theory, especially a complex one formed from a number of simpler elements.
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Origin of construct
synonym study for construct
1. See make1.
OTHER WORDS FROM construct
con·struct·i·ble, adjectiveo·ver·con·struct, verb (used with object)pre·con·struct, verb (used with object)qua·si-con·struct·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for construct
verb (kənˈstrʌkt) (tr)
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
Derived forms of constructconstructible, adjectiveconstructor or constructer, noun
Word Origin for construct
C17: from Latin constructus piled up, from construere to heap together, build, from struere to arrange, erect
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