Meaning of CONSTRUCTION in English

CONSTRUCTION

/ kənˈstrʌkʃn; NAmE / noun

OF ROADS / BUILDINGS

1.

[ U ] the process or method of building or making sth, especially roads, buildings, bridges, etc. :

the construction industry

road construction

Work has begun on the construction of the new airport.

Our new offices are still under construction (= being built) .

the construction of a new database

2.

[ U ] the way that sth has been built or made :

strong in construction

ships of steel construction

➡ note at structure

BUILDING / STRUCTURE

3.

[ C ] ( formal ) a thing that has been built or made :

The summer house was a simple wooden construction.

GRAMMAR

4.

[ C ] the way in which words are used together and arranged to form a sentence, phrase, etc. :

grammatical constructions

OF THEORY, etc.

5.

[ U , C ] the creating of sth from ideas, opinions and knowledge :

the construction of a new theory

MEANING

6.

[ C ] ( formal ) the way in which words, actions, statements, etc. are understood by sb

SYN interpretation :

What construction do you put on this letter (= what do you think it means) ?

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : via Old French from Latin constructio(n-) , from construere heap together, from con- together + struere pile, build.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.