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Topic: CONSTRUCTION

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of construere; CONSTRUE

construct

1 verb
     
con‧struct1 W3 [transitive]
1TBC to build something such as a house, bridge, road etc:
There are plans to construct a new road bridge across the river.
construct something from/of/in something
skyscrapers constructed entirely of concrete and glass
2 to form something such as a sentence, argument, or system by joining words, ideas etc together:
Boyce has constructed a new theory of management.
3MH technical to draw a mathematical shape:
Construct a square with sides of 5cm.
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