Meaning of CONSTRUCTIVE in English

CONSTRUCTIVE

transcription, транскрипция: [ kən-ˈstrək-tiv ]

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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.