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construction



noun
1. the act of constructing something (Freq. 25)
- during the construction we had to take a detour
- his hobby was the building of boats
Syn:
building
Derivationally related forms:
build (for: building), construct
Members of this Topic:
reface, wattle, frame, frame up, rebuild,
reconstruct, groin, raise, erect, rear, set up,
put up, prefabricate, preassemble
Hypernyms:
creating from raw materials
Hyponyms:
crenelation, crenellation, erecting, erection, house-raising,
fabrication, assembly, dry walling, grading, leveling, road construction,
shipbuilding, ship building, rustication
2. a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit (Freq. 5)
- I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner
Syn:
grammatical construction, expression
Ant:
misconstruction
Hypernyms:
constituent, grammatical constituent
Hyponyms:
adjunct, clause, complement, involution, phrase, predicator
3. the creation of a construct;
the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought (Freq. 2)
Syn:
mental synthesis
Hypernyms:
thinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellection, mentation
Hyponyms:
crystallization, gestation
4. a thing constructed;
a complex entity constructed of many parts (Freq. 1)
- the structure consisted of a series of arches
- she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons
Syn:
structure
Hypernyms:
artifact, artefact
Hyponyms:
airdock, hangar, repair shed, altar, arcade,
colonnade, arch, area, balcony, bascule, boarding,
body, bridge, span, building, edifice, building complex,
complex, catchment, coil, spiral, volute, whorl,
helix, column, pillar, corner, quoin, cross,
deathtrap, defensive structure, defense, defence, door, entablature,
erection, establishment, false bottom, floor, level, storey,
story, fountain, guide, house of cards, cardhouse, card-house,
cardcastle, housing, lodging, living accommodations, hull, jungle gym,
lamination, landing, landing place, lookout, observation tower, lookout station,
observatory, masonry, memorial, monument, mound, hill,
obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta, partition,
divider, platform, weapons platform, porch, post and lintel, prefab,
projection, public works, sail, set-back, setoff, offset,
shelter, shoebox, signboard, sign, stadium, bowl,
arena, sports stadium, superstructure, supporting structure, tower, transept,
trestlework, vaulting, ways, shipway, slipway, wellhead,
wind tunnel, honeycomb, balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance
Part Meronyms:
foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork,
substructure, understructure, plate, structural member
5. drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem (Freq. 1)
- the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem
Derivationally related forms:
construct
Hypernyms:
mathematical process, mathematical operation, operation
Hyponyms:
quadrature
6. an interpretation of a text or action
- they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct
Syn:
twist
Derivationally related forms:
twist (for: twist)
Hypernyms:
interpretation
7. the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
- their main business is home construction
- workers in the building trades
Syn:
building
Derivationally related forms:
build (for: building)
Hypernyms:
commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business
Hyponyms:
jerry-building
Part Meronyms:
masonry, painting, house painting, plumbing, plumbery,
roofing, sheet-metal work, shingling

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