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con·struct • v. / kənˈstrəkt/ [tr.] build or erect (something, typically a building, road, or machine). ∎  form (an idea or theory) by bringing together various conceptual elements, typically over a period of time. ∎  Gram. form (a sentence) according to grammatical rules. ∎  Geom. draw or delineate (a geometric figure) accurately to given conditions. • n. / ˈkänˌstrəkt/ an idea or theory containing various conceptual elements, typically one considered to be subjective and not based on empirical evidence. ∎  Linguistics a group of words forming a phrase. ∎  a physical thing that is deliberately built or formed. DERIVATIVES: con·struct·i·ble adj. con·struc·tor / -tər/ n.

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construct XVII. f. construct-, pp. stem of L. construere pile up, build, f. CON- + struere (see STRUCTURE).
So construction A. †construing XIV; interpretation XV; (gram.) syntactical arrangement XVI; B. building XV; mode of building, etc. XVI. — (O)F. — L. constructive inferential XVII; pert. to construction XIX.

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construct See language construct.

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constructaddict, afflict, conflict, constrict, contradict, convict, delict, depict, evict, hand-picked, inflict, interdict, Pict, predict, strict •edict •Benedict • verdict •imperfect, perfect, pluperfect, word-perfect •object • subject • relict • district •concoct, decoct •landlocked • dreadlocked •unprovoked, unsmoked •uncooked, unlooked •abduct, adduct, conduct, construct, destruct, duct, instruct, misconduct, obstruct •ventiduct • aqueduct • product •safe-conduct • viaduct •handworked, unworked •mulct • unthanked • sacrosanct •distinct, extinct, succinct •precinct • instinct •conjunct, defunct, disjunct, injunct •adjunct • unasked

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