Meaning of CONSTRUCTIVE in English

CONSTRUCTIVE

adj.

Pronunciation: k ə n- ' str ə k-tiv

Function: adjective

Date: circa 1680

1 : declared such by judicial construction or interpretation < constructive fraud>

2 : of or relating to construction or creation

3 : promoting improvement or development < constructive criticism>

– con · struc · tive · ly adverb

– con · struc · tive · ness noun

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