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construct

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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constructcon‧struct1 /kənˈstrʌkt/ ●●○ W3 AWL verb [transitive]  1 TBCBUILDto 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 glass2 MAKEto form something such as a sentence, argument, or system by joining words, ideas etc together Boyce has constructed a new theory of management.3 MH technical to draw a mathematical shape Construct a square with sides of 5 cm.
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constructHe argues, in short, that actual forms of kinship are socially constructed.In addition, it is necessary to follow how the calendar itself was constructed.Developers want to construct a replica of the 19th century steam yacht.There they construct a small royal cell.Construct a square with 2-inch-long sides.Incongruities prohibit constructing a unified picture of anything we could call Orphism.It is easy to construct a wooden framework for plants to grow against.The city has announced a plan to construct another runway at LaGuardia Airport.The roof frames were constructed from thick, heavy timbers.This elegant two-storey stone building was constructed in 1889.New freeway ramps are being constructed in San Bruno.But it has endured because it was constructed of brick and volcanic rock between 1783 and 1792.Through actions like these, children discover and construct their knowledge of sand.Economic models will be constructed to explain the differing unemployment experience of different individuals in each of these markets.The city council has plans for constructing two new schools and a hospital.
constructcon‧struct2 /ˈkɒnstrʌkt $ ˈkɑːn-/ AWL noun [countable] formal  1 IDEAan idea formed by combining several pieces of information or knowledge2 BUILDMAKEsomething that is built or made syn construction
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constructWhere there are no constructs, no adequate perception or understanding can be achieved.The list of constructs can be endless.This is to be achieved through the construction of ideal-types and second-order constructs.It is these social constructs that determine our relations to each other.The predominance these spatial constructs have for the ordinary constable is essential to an understanding of the police mind.The work construct outlined accepts much of the feminist argument.
From Longman Business Dictionaryconstructcon‧struct /kənˈstrʌkt/ verb [transitive]1PROPERTYto build houses, apartments, offices, factories, roads etcIt was the world’s costliest hotel to construct at an estimated $1 million a room.2MANUFACTURINGto manufacture things containing many parts, such as aircraft, vehicles etcThe partners will construct and own a long-distance phone system.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
construct
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconstruct
he, she, itconstructs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconstructed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave constructed
he, she, ithas constructed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad constructed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill construct
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have constructed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam constructing
he, she, itis constructing
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you, we, theyare constructing
Past
I, he, she, itwas constructing
you, we, theywere constructing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been constructing
he, she, ithas been constructing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been constructing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be constructing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been constructing
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