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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Industry, Construction, Grammar
constructioncon‧struc‧tion /kənˈstrʌkʃən/ ●●○ AWL noun  1 BUILDINGS/ROADS ETCbuilding something [uncountable]TIMAKE the process of building things such as houses, bridges, roads etcconstruction of the construction of a new airportunder construction (=being built) The hotel is currently under construction. a road construction project construction workers2 MAKING something USING MANY PARTSmaking something from many parts [uncountable]TIMAKE the process of making something using many parts Work out the exact design before you start construction.3 way something is made [uncountable] the materials used to build or make something, or its design and structure The houses were partly timber in construction. External doors should be of robust construction.4 something BUILTa building/structure [countable] formalTBCBUILD something that has been built a modern construction5 PHRASEgrammar [countable]SLG the way in which words are put together in a sentence, phrase etc difficult grammatical constructions
6 IDEAS/KNOWLEDGEideas/knowledge [uncountable]MAKE the process of forming something from knowledge or ideas the construction of sociological theory7 put a construction on somethingconstructional adjectiveCOLLOCATIONSconstruction + NOUNthe construction industryThe construction industry had a hard time during the recession.a construction company/firmIt’s the largest construction company in Mexico.a construction workerThousands of construction workers are out of work.construction workConstruction work on the new road is expected to take two years.a construction site (=an area where something is being built)Safety is very important on a construction site.a construction project/programmeThere are always a lot of large construction projects in Dubai.construction materialsexpensive construction materials like cement and steelconstruction costsThe total construction costs will reach £125 million.verbsbe under construction (=be being built)A new road is currently under construction.begin/start constructionDevelopers are planning to begin construction on a new housing project.complete constructionWe expect to complete construction in January.
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constructionConstruction of Highway 85 will begin soon.Construction of the dam is nearly complete.Construction on the tunnel will begin in April.I have a blue-tinged vocabulary that could make a construction worker blush."Time Passage" - a construction by Katherine Stutz-TaylorIt's sometimes hard for students to understand complex grammatical constructions.The statue shares space with dioramas, glassed-in scenes of the Capitol in various stages of its construction.These modular construction kits now include solar cells, rechargeable batteries etc.The company is developing several new construction techniques.The firm deals mainly in road construction.All this in turn helps the child in the construction of reversibility.The answer to this question involves an investigation of the construction of meaning in interaction processes.Most major toy companies have phone lines to help parents with the construction of toys.The construction industry has been severely affected by the recession.They are confident that their constructions are correct, even when they can not see them.This construction of the artist as hero is a primary marker of the modern period.About 3,000 housing units are under construction in the city.A genuine station building of great character - but of wooden construction and older than the railway itself!under constructionA new water treatment plant is now under construction.
From Longman Business Dictionaryconstructioncon‧struc‧tion /kənˈstrʌkʃən/ noun1[uncountable]PROPERTY the activity of building houses, apartments, offices, factories, roads etcShare prices of construction, building materials and property investment companies were particularly hard hit during the recession.Five of the emirates have built their own international airports and a sixth is under construction.the construction industry2[countable] something that has been builta strange construction made of wood and glass3[uncountable]MANUFACTURING the activity of manufacturing aircraft, vehicles etc, using many partsTitanium is used in the construction of aircraft fuselages.
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