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construction

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14 in 14 verses (in OT : 13 in 13 verses) (in NT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

constructionn. [L. constructio: cf. F. construction.].
  •  The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement.  [1913 Webster]
    "An astrolabe of peculiar construction."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement.  [1913 Webster]
    "Some particles . . . in certain constructions have the sense of a whole sentence contained in them."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense.  [1913 Webster]
    "Any person . . . might, by the sort of construction that would be put on this act, become liable to the penalties of treason."  [1913 Webster]
    "Strictly, the term [construction] signifies determining the meaning and proper effect of language by a consideration of the subject matter and attendant circumstances in connection with the words employed."  [1913 Webster]
    "Interpretation properly precedes construction, but it does not go beyond the written text."  [1913 Webster]
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.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

construction, n.
1 the act or a mode of constructing.
2 a thing constructed.
3 an interpretation or explanation (they put a generous construction on his act).
4 Gram. an arrangement of words according to syntactical rules.

Derivative
constructional adj. constructionally adv.
Etymology
ME f. OF f. L constructio -onis (as construct)

THESAURUS

construction

acronym, acrostic, adjectival phrase, anatomy, architectonics, architecture, arrangement, assemblage, assembly, avyayibhava, back formation, build, building, buildup, casting, clause, clipped word, combination, composition, compound, conformation, conjugate, constitution, construct, conversion, crafting, craftsmanship, creation, cultivation, definition, description, design, devising, diagnosis, dvandva, dvigu, edifice, elaboration, embodiment, endocentric compound, erection, establishment, exegesis, exocentric compound, explanation, explication, expose, exposition, expression, extraction, fabric, fabrication, fashion, fashioning, forging, form, format, formation, forming, formulation, frame, framing, getup, growing, handicraft, handiwork, harvesting, headed group, house, idiom, idiotism, incorporation, interpretation, junction, locution, machining, make, makeup, making, manner of speaking, manufacture, manufacturing, meaning, milling, mining, mixture, mold, molding, noun phrase, organic structure, organism, organization, packaged house, paragraph, paronym, pattern, patterning, peculiar expression, period, phrasal idiom, phrase, physique, piecing together, pile, plan, prefab, prefabrication, preparation, processing, producing, production, putting together, pyramid, raising, reading, refining, sentence, set phrase, setup, shape, shaping, skyscraper, smelting, spoonerism, standard phrase, structure, structuring, superstructure, syneresis, syntactic structure, synthesis, tatpurusha, tectonics, term, texture, tissue, tower, turn of expression, turn of phrase, usage, utterance, verb complex, verb phrase, verbalism, warp and woof, way of seeing, way of speaking, weave, web, word form, word-group, workmanship

ROGET THESAURUS

construction

Production

N production, creation, construction, formation, fabrication, manufacture, building, architecture, erection, edification, coinage, diaster, organization, nisus formativus, putting together, establishment, workmanship, performance, achievement, flowering, fructification, inflorescence, bringing forth, parturition, birth, birth-throe, childbirth, delivery, confinement, accouchement, travail, labor, midwifery, obstetrics, geniture, gestation, assimilation, evolution, development, growth, entelechy, fertilization, gemination, germination, heterogamy, genesis, generation, epigenesis, procreation, progeneration, propagation, fecundation, impregnation, albumen, spontaneous generation, archegenesis, archebiosis, biogenesis, abiogenesis, digenesis, dysmerogenesis, eumerogenesis, heterogenesis, oogenesis, merogenesis, metogenesis, monogenesis, parthenogenesis, homogenesis, xenogenesis, authorship, publication, works, opus, oeuvre, biogeny, dissogeny, xenogeny, tocogony, vacuolization, edifice, building, structure, fabric, erection, pile, tower, flower, fruit, produced, producing, productive of, prolific, creative, formative, genetic, genial, genital, pregnant, enceinte, big with, fraught with, in the family way, teeming, parturient, in the straw, brought to bed of, puerperal, puerperous, digenetic, heterogenetic, oogenetic, xenogenetic, ectogenous, gamic, haematobious, sporogenous, sporophorous, architectonic, ex nihilo nihil, fiat lux, materiam superabat opus, nemo dat quod non habet.

Form

N form, figure, shape, conformation, configuration, make, formation, frame, construction, cut, set, build, trim, cut of one's jib, stamp, type, cast, mold, fashion, contour, structure, plasmature, feature, lineament, turn, phase, posture, attitude, pose, morphism, isomorphism, forming, formation, figuration, efformation, sculpture, plasmation, formed, plastic, fictile, formative, fluid, plasmic, isomorphous, pleomorphic, protean, changeable.

Texture

N texture, structure (form), organization, anatomy, frame, mold, fabric, construction, framework, carcass, architecture, stratification, cleavage, substance, stuff, compages, parenchyma, constitution, staple, organism, organography, osteology, myology, splanchnology, neurology, angiography, adeology, angiography, adenography, texture, surface texture, intertexture, contexture, tissue, grain, web, surface, warp and woof, warp and weft, tooth, nap, flatness (smoothness), fineness of grain, coarseness of grain, dry goods, silk, satin, muslin, burlap, histology, structural, organic, anatomic, anatomical, textural, textile, fine grained, coarse grained, fine, delicate, subtile, gossamery, filmy, silky, satiny, coarse, homespun, rough, gritty, smooth, smooth as silk, smooth as satin.

Interpretation

N interpretation, definition, explanation, explication, solution, answer, rationale, plain interpretation, simple interpretation, strict interpretation, meaning, translation, rendering, rendition, redition, literal translation, free translation, key, secret, clew, clavis, crib, pony, trot, exegesis, expounding, exposition, hermeneutics, comment, commentary, inference, illustration, exemplification, gloss, annotation, scholium, note, elucidation, dilucidation, eclaircissement, mot d'enigme, symptomatology, semiology, semeiology, semiotics, metoposcopy, physiognomy, paleography, oneirology acception, acceptation, acceptance, light, reading, lection, construction, version, equivalent, equivalent meaning, synonym, paraphrase, metaphrase, convertible terms, apposition, dictionary, polyglot, explanatory, expository, explicative, explicatory, exegetical, construable, polyglot, literal, paraphrastic, metaphrastic, consignificative, synonymous, equivalent, in explanation, that is to say, id est, videlicet, to wit, namely, in other words, literally, strictly speaking, in plain, in plainer terms, in plainer words, in plainer English, more simply.


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