Meaning of CONSTRUCTION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ kənstrʌkʃ(ə)n ]

( constructions)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


Construction is the building of things such as houses, factories, roads, and bridges.

He’d already started construction on a hunting lodge.

...the only nuclear power station under construction in Britain.

...the downturn in the construction industry...

≠ demolition



The construction of something such as a vehicle or machine is the making of it.

...companies who have long experience in the construction of those types of equipment...

With the exception of teak, this is the finest wood for boat construction.

N-UNCOUNT : with supp


The construction of something such as a system is the creation of it.

...the construction of a just system of criminal justice.

= creation

N-UNCOUNT : with poss


You can refer to an object that has been built or made as a construction .

The British pavilion is an impressive steel and glass construction the size of Westminster Abbey.

= structure

N-COUNT : usu supp N


You use construction to refer to the structure of something and the way it has been built or made.

The Shakers believed that furniture should be plain, simple, useful, practical and of sound construction...

The chairs were light in construction yet extremely strong.

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp


A grammatical construction is a particular arrangement of words in a sentence, clause, or phrase.

Avoid complex verbal constructions.

= structure


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