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Dictionary definition for: Construction

1. (n) the act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour" "his hobby was the building of boats"

2. (n) the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction" "workers in the building trades"

3. (n) a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity; "the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

4. (n) a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"

5. (n) the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought

6. (n) an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"

7. (n) drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem; "the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem"

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