con‧struc‧tion S3 W2
the process of building things such as houses, bridges, roads etc
the construction of a new airport
under construction (=being built)
The hotel is currently under construction.
a road construction project
the process of making something using many parts:
making something from many parts[uncountable]TI
Work out the exact design before you start construction.
the materials used to build or make something, or its design and structure:
way something is made[uncountable]
The houses were partly timber in construction.
External doors should be of robust construction.
something that has been built:
a building/structure[countable] formal
a modern construction
the way in which words are put together in a sentence, phrase etc:
difficult grammatical constructions
the process of forming something from knowledge or ideas:
the construction of sociological theory
to think that a statement has a particular meaning or that something was done for a particular reason:
The judge put an entirely different construction on his remarks.