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Definition of "construction" []

  • The act or process of constructing. (noun)
  • The art, trade, or work of building: an engineer trained in highway construction; worked in construction for seven years. (noun)
  • A structure, such as a building, framework, or model. (noun)
  • Something fashioned or devised systematically: a nation that was glorious in its historical construction. (noun)
  • An artistic composition using various materials; an assemblage or a collage. (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 "construction" in a sentence
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  • "As long as they do not actually exist, they are evidently not necessary to the construction, and have no purpose save an imaginary decorative one, and in the words of Owen Jones, _construction must be decorated -- not decoration constructed_."
  • "The best guide to what will happen in construction is the government's new orders data, and it tells a grim story."