Definition of Construct

1. Verb. Make by combining materials and parts. "The men construct the bookshelves"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

2. Noun. An abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances.

3. Verb. Put together out of artificial or natural components or parts. "He manufactured a popular cereal"
Exact synonyms: Fabricate, Manufacture
Specialized synonyms: Mass-produce, Raft
Generic synonyms: Make
Derivative terms: Fabrication, Fabrication, Fabrication, Manufacture, Manufacture, Manufacturer, Manufacturer

4. Verb. Draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions. "Construct an equilateral triangle"
Category relationships: Geometry
Generic synonyms: Delineate, Describe, Draw, Line, Trace
Derivative terms: Construction

5. Verb. Create by linking linguistic units. "Construct a paragraph"

6. Verb. Create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts. "Construct an argument"

7. Verb. Reassemble mentally. "Reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"
Exact synonyms: Reconstruct, Retrace
Generic synonyms: Conjecture, Hypothecate, Hypothesise, Hypothesize, Speculate, Suppose, Theorise, Theorize
Specialized synonyms: Etymologise, Etymologize
Derivative terms: Reconstruction

Definition of Construct

1. v. t. To put together the constituent parts of (something) in their proper place and order; to build; to form; to make; as, to construct an edifice.

2. a. Formed by, or relating to, construction, interpretation, or inference.

Definition of Construct

1. Noun. Something constructed from parts. ¹

2. Noun. A concept or model. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To build or form (something) by assembling parts. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) Similarly, to build (a sentence or an argument) by arranging words or ideas. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) (geometry) To draw (a geometric figure) by following precise specifications and using geometric tools and techniques. ¹

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Definition of Construct

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Construct

1. (noun) The combination of a bone graft, metal instrumentation, prosthetic devices and/or bone cement applied to a specific level of the spinal column in the setting of segmental spinal instability. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Construct

constrictive bronchiolitis
constrictive endocarditis
constrictive pericarditis
construct (current term)
construct validity
constructed language
constructed languages
constructio ad sensum
construction helmet

Literary usage of Construct

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"Rept. on petitions for authority to construct rr from Salem to Lowell. ... Rept. on estimated amt. of capital required to construct all for which ..."

2. Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar by Wilhelm Gesenius, Thomas Jefferson Conant, Emil Roediger (1856)
"INFINITIVE construct. 1. The Infinitive construct, as a verbal substantive, is subject to the same relations of case with the noun, and the modes of ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"Congress has authority, in the exercise of its power to regulate commerce among the several States, to construct, or authorize Individuals or corporations ..."

4. Readings in European History: A Collection of Extracts from the Sources by James Harvey Robinson (1904)
"... by their labor they began to construct a little church and to erect foundations, and bases, and columns, and an altar; then with the greatest reverence ..."

5. The Law of Waters and Water Rights: International, National, State by Henry Philip Farnham (1904)
"No right to construct artificial drain to cast water onto another property. ... 486, 48 L. construct drains or excavations so as to RA 278, 55 NE 178. form ..."

6. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1906)
"We construct these bination poles under the following specifications : Bureau of Electricity and Gas, Clarkson Street, specific, for combination line. ..."

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