constructor

[kuhn-struhk-ter]
noun
1.
a person or thing that builds.
2.
a person or company engaged in the construction business.
3.
a person who devises crossword puzzles.


Origin:
1610–20; construct + -or2

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construct
 
vb
1.  to put together substances or parts, esp systematically, in order to make or build (a building, bridge, etc); assemble
2.  to compose or frame mentally (an argument, sentence, etc)
3.  geometry to draw (a line, angle, or figure) so that certain requirements are satisfied
 
n
4.  something formulated or built systematically
5.  a complex idea resulting from a synthesis of simpler ideas
6.  psychol a model devised on the basis of observation, designed to relate what is observed to some theoretical framework
 
[C17: from Latin constructus piled up, from construere to heap together, build, from struere to arrange, erect]
 
con'structible
 
adj
 
con'structor
 
n
 
con'structer
 
n

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constructor definition

programming
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.
(1994-10-20)
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Example sentences
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.
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