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Dictionary definition for: Construct

1. (n) an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

2. (v) make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

3. (v) put together out of components or parts; "the company fabricates plastic chairs" "They manufacture small toys"

4. (v) draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions; "construct an equilateral triangle"

5. (v) create by linking linguistic units; "construct a sentence" "construct a paragraph"

6. (v) create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts; "construct a proof" "construct an argument"

7. (v) reassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"

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