the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"
the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem; "the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem"
an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"