construction [kən struk′shən]
[ME construccioun < OFr construction < L constructio]
1. the act or process of constructing
2. the way in which something is constructed; manner or method of building
3. something constructed; structure; building
4. an explanation or interpretation [to put the wrong construction on a statement]
5. Linguis. a grammatical pattern consisting of two or more immediate constituents
6. a three-dimensional work of art, usually nonrepresentational and constructed of more than one material

English World dictionary. . 2014.


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