- 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.
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Origin of construction
OTHER WORDS FROM constructioncon·struc·tion·al, adjectivecon·struc·tion·al·ly, adverbpre·con·struc·tion, noun
Words nearby construction
Example sentences from the Web for construction
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.
Encompass Develop, Design Construct, LLC A Kentucky-based architect, design and construction service.
The Bible explicitly and repeatedly calls for the construction of a system that protects and cares for these groups.Pope Bids Refugees to EU ‘Bienvenido’; Europe Says ‘Non’|Candida Moss|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is the most beautiful pulpit in all Italy, splendid alike in its decoration and its construction.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa|Edward Hutton
Cheapness of construction and ease of removing trellis material and using it again.American Grape Training|Liberty Hyde (L.H.) Bailey
This construction would give an advantage to the Conservatives.The Reconstruction of Georgia|Edwin C. Woolley
Only by so doing would the construction of Shanghai as a deep harbor be worth while.The International Development of China|Sun Yat-sen
In the construction of the piece Henry Irving made many material suggestions.Shadows of the Stage|William Winter
British Dictionary definitions for construction
- the business or work of building dwellings, offices, etc
- (as modifier)a construction site