Construction

Definition of Construction

Con`struc´tion
n.1.The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition.
2.The form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement.
An astrolabe of peculiar construction.
- Whewell.
3.(Gram.) The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement.
Some particles . . . in certain constructions have the sense of a whole sentence contained in them.
- Locke.
4.The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense.
Any person . . . might, by the sort of construction that would be put on this act, become liable to the penalties of treason.
- Hallam.
Interpretation properly precedes construction, but it does not go beyond the written text.
- Parsons.
Construction of an equation
(Math.) the drawing of such lines and figures as will represent geometrically the quantities in the equation, and their relations to each other.
Construction train
(Railroad) a train for transporting men and materials for construction or repairs.

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