Meaning of CONSTRUCTIVE in English


adj.1 a of construction; tending to construct. b tending to form a basis for ideas (constructive criticism).

2 helpful, positive (a constructive approach).

3 derived by inference; not expressed (constructive permission).

4 belonging to the structure of a building.


constructively adv. constructiveness n.

Etymology: LL constructivus (as construct)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.