- 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.Compare bound form, free form.
- a word or phrase consisting of two or more forms arranged in a particular way.
- a group of words or morphemes for which there is a rule in some part of the grammar.
Origin of construction
OTHER WORDS FROM constructioncon·struc·tion·al, adjectivecon·struc·tion·al·ly, adverbpre·con·struc·tion, noun
Words nearby construction
How to use construction in a sentence
The work-in-progress represents the world’s most ambitious, concrete plan for a quantum computer now in construction—at least that’s publicly known.IBM plans a huge leap in superfast quantum computing by 2023|rhhackettfortune|September 15, 2020|Fortune
We’re talking baby blanket soft, thanks to its bamboo construction, which is blended with polyester and spandex for durability and stretch.The Gear That Lets Me Enjoy the Last Days of Summer|Graham Averill|September 15, 2020|Outside Online
The Detroit giant also will provide fuel-cell and battery technology for Nikola’s semi trucks, which are due to be built at a factory under construction in Coolidge, Arizona.Nikola shares slump after blanket denial of short-seller report|radmarya|September 11, 2020|Fortune
The wheels allow easy in-and-out motion in the event of more frequent use, and the open-top construction ensures that any items stored only need to clear the bed itself upon removal.
For months, journalists, lawyers and politicians have been asking what officials knew about the condition of the building, who brokered this deal and why the construction went haywire.Morning Report: Hotel Workers Want Their Jobs Back|Voice of San Diego|September 8, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
By the end of the construction period, the number of deaths had reached roughly twenty percent of the workforce.
Tonn and Blank Construction An Indiana construction company.
A Minnesota based agricultural/industrial construction company.
Encompass Develop, Design Construct, LLC A Kentucky-based architect, design and construction service.
If one has thoughts to express, it is possible to learn very soon some method of construction.
He simply devoured books, studying every detail of construction, and learning a great deal as to style and effect.
The two lines are as closely connected as grammatical construction and the expression of thought could make them.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The day was won, the carriages secure, and the order for their construction was placed with a firm in Birmingham.
It was, therefore, more in the construction and workmanship then, that the sign manual was perceptible.Antonio Stradivari|Horace William Petherick
British Dictionary definitions for construction
- the business or work of building dwellings, offices, etc
- (as modifier)a construction site