Dictionary Results for construction


1. construction - noun

· the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"

Synonym(s): building

Hypernym(s): creating_from_raw_materials




2. construction - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): grammatical_construction, expression

Hypernym(s): constituent, grammatical_constituent

Antonym(s): misconstruction




3. construction - noun

· the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought

Synonym(s): mental_synthesis

Hypernym(s): thinking, thought, thought_process, cerebration, intellection, mentation




4. construction - noun

· a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

Synonym(s): structure

Hypernym(s): artifact, artefact




5. construction - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): mathematical_process, mathematical_operation, operation




6. construction - noun

· an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"

Synonym(s): twist

Hypernym(s): interpretation




7. construction - noun

· the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"

Synonym(s): building

Hypernym(s): commercial_enterprise, business_enterprise, business





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