1 the process or act of constructing or manner in which a thing is constructed
2 the thing constructed; a structure
a the business or work of building dwellings, offices, etc.
b (as modifier)
a construction site
4 an interpretation or explanation of a law, text, action, etc.
they put a sympathetic construction on her behaviour
5 (Grammar) a group of words that together make up one of the constituents into which a sentence may be analysed; a phrase or clause
6 (Geometry) a drawing of a line, angle, or figure satisfying certain conditions, used in solving a problem or proving a theorem
7 an abstract work of art in three dimensions or relief
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