- to build or form by putting together parts; frame; devise.
- Geometry. to draw (a figure) fulfilling certain given conditions.
- something constructed.
- an image, idea, or theory, especially a complex one formed from a number of simpler elements.
Origin of construct
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Examples from the Web for well-constructed
The new film about Mark Zuckerberg is dramatic, well-constructed, and lots of fun.What's True in the Facebook Movie
September 30, 2010
Now, these are the first terms of all well-constructed bas-relief.The Crown of Wild Olive
The hut was large and well-constructed, though now a little falling to decay.Frank Oldfield
But the question is, whether in a well-constructed rifle, the bullet does strip?Gunnery in 1858
They employ the finest machinery, and have well-constructed dairies.Peeps at many lands: Sweden
In a well-constructed monument that which enraptures us is the science of its depths.Rodin: The Man and his Art
- made or having been made to a high standard of workmanship and safety
- 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
Word Origin and History for well-constructed
early 15c., from Latin constructus, past participle of construere "to heap up" (see construction). Related: Constructed; constructing.
1871 in linguistics, 1890 in psychology, 1933 in the general sense of "anything constructed;" from construct (v.).