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Definition of "construct" []

  • To form by assembling or combining parts; build. (verb-transitive)
  • To create (an argument or a sentence, for example) by systematically arranging ideas or terms. (verb-transitive)
  • Mathematics To draw (a geometric figure) that meets specific requirements. (verb-transitive)
  • Something formed or constructed from parts. (noun)
  • A concept, model, or schematic idea: a theoretical construct of the atom. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "construct" in a sentence
  • "The title construct is a traveling show, headed by Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer), and including his daughter Valentina (Lily Cole) and his various employees."
  • "Crucially, at the heart of this construct is the Commission, comprised of appointed technocrats ruling as benign Platonic guardians, protecting the interests of all the peoples of Europe."
  • "The term construct is also used to describe it, because the virus is constructed of parts and pieces of genetic code-it is a designer virus, with a particular purpose. ""