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[kuh n-struhk-ter] /kənˈstrʌk tər/
a person or thing that builds.
a person or company engaged in the construction business.
a person who devises crossword puzzles.
Origin of constructor
1610-20; construct + -or2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The constructor only needs to be used if the state of the object cannot fully be represented by its private data.
  • Today's constructor tells his story in the notes below.
  • For the constructor to get all these multi-checked letters to work could not have been easy.
  • He says he dreams of being a former crossword constructor, but it's not clear what else he would do.
  • Speaking of debuts, this is the first published puzzle for today's constructor.
constructor in Technology
1. In functional programming and type theory, one of the symbols used to create an object with an algebraic data type.
2. A function provided by a class in C++ and some other object-oriented languages to instantiate an object, i.e. to name it and initialise it. The constructor function has the same name as the class. A class may also have a destructor function to destroy objects of that class.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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