- the act or art of constructing.
- the way in which a thing is constructed: a building of solid construction.
- something that is constructed; a structure.
- the occupation or industry of building: He works in construction.
- 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.
- explanation or interpretation, as of a law, a text, or an action.
Origin of construction
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Examples from the Web for constructional
It carried out all constructional works at a percentage on the cost.The Sequel
George A. Taylor
He did not strengthen his constructional, and he began a series of flying tests.Learning to Fly
His machine differs in most constructional details from the Wenzel.The Romance of Modern Mechanism
Little reference was made in them to the advance of artistic or constructional methods from age to age.History of Ancient Art
Franz von Reber
The advance in constructional details and rolling stock is by no means less marked.The Story of the Cambrian
C. P. Gasquoine
- the process or act of constructing or manner in which a thing is constructed
- the thing constructed; a structure
- the business or work of building dwellings, offices, etc
- (as modifier)a construction site
- an interpretation or explanation of a law, text, action, etcthey put a sympathetic construction on her behaviour
- grammar a group of words that together make up one of the constituents into which a sentence may be analysed; a phrase or clause
- geometry a drawing of a line, angle, or figure satisfying certain conditions, used in solving a problem or proving a theorem
- an abstract work of art in three dimensions or reliefSee also constructivism (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for constructional
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