quasi constructive

constructive

[kuhn-struhk-tiv]
adjective
1.
constructing or tending to construct; helping to improve; promoting further development or advancement (opposed to destructive ): constructive criticism.
2.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of construction; structural.
3.
deduced by inference or interpretation; inferential: constructive permission.
4.
Law. denoting an act or condition not directly expressed but inferred from other acts or conditions.

Origin:
1670–80; < Medieval Latin constrūctīvus, equivalent to Latin constrūct(us) (see construct) + īvus -ive

constructively, adverb
constructiveness, noun
nonconstructive, adjective
nonconstructively, adverb
nonconstructiveness, noun
quasi-constructive, adjective
quasi-constructively, adverb
unconstructive, adjective
unconstructively, adverb


1. productive, helpful, handy, useful.
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constructive (kənˈstrʌktɪv)
 
adj
1.  serving to build or improve; positive: constructive criticism
2.  law deduced by inference or construction; not expressed but inferred
3.  law having a deemed legal effect: constructive notice
4.  another word for structural
 
con'structively
 
adv
 
con'structiveness
 
n

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constructive
early 15c., "derived by interpretation," from M.L. constructivus, from construct- , pp. stem of construere "to heap up" (see construction). Meaning "pertaining to construction" is from 1817; "having the quality of constructing" is from 1841. Constructive criticism is attested by 1841.
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