the act or art of constructing.
the way in which a thing is constructed: a building of solid construction.
something that is constructed; a structure.
the occupation or industry of building: He works in construction.
the arrangement of two or more forms in a grammatical unit. Constructions involving bound forms are often called morphological, as the bound forms fif- and -teen. Those involving only free forms are often called syntactic, as the good man, in the house. Compare bound form, free form.
a word or phrase consisting of two or more forms arranged in a particular way.
a group of words or morphemes for which there is a rule in some part of the grammar.
explanation or interpretation, as of a law, a text, or an action.

1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin constrūctiōn- (stem of constrūctiō) a putting together, building, equivalent to constrūct(us) (see construct) + -iōn- -ion

constructional, adjective
constructionally, adverb
preconstruction, noun

6. version, rendition, story. Unabridged
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construction (kənˈstrʌkʃən)
1.  the process or act of constructing or manner in which a thing is constructed
2.  the thing constructed; a structure
3.  a.  the business or work of building dwellings, offices, etc
 b.  (as modifier): a construction site
4.  an interpretation or explanation of a law, text, action, etc: they put a sympathetic construction on her behaviour
5.  grammar a group of words that together make up one of the constituents into which a sentence may be analysed; a phrase or clause
6.  geometry a drawing of a line, angle, or figure satisfying certain conditions, used in solving a problem or proving a theorem
7.  See also constructivism an abstract work of art in three dimensions or relief

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., from L. constructionem, from pp. stem of construere "pile up together, build," from com- "together" + struere "to pile up" (see structure).
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Example sentences
Eco-friendly building incorporates a wide variety of concepts and strategies
  during the design and construction process.
Now only the second floor of the three-story building will be open and
  operational when construction wraps up.
The construction business is filled with war stories.
When he graduates with a two-year degree in construction management, he says,
  his boss will promote him.
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