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CONSTRUCT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does construct mean? 

CONSTRUCT (noun)
  The noun CONSTRUCT has 1 sense:

1. an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

  Familiarity information: CONSTRUCT used as a noun is very rare.


CONSTRUCT (verb)
  The verb CONSTRUCT has 6 senses:

1. make by combining materials and parts
2. put together out of components or parts
3. draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions
4. create by linking linguistic units
5. create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts
6. reassemble mentally

  Familiarity information: CONSTRUCT used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONSTRUCT (noun)


Sense 1construct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

concept; conception; construct

Hypernyms ("construct" is a kind of...):

idea; thought (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "construct"):

conceptualisation; conceptuality; conceptualization (an elaborated concept)

linguistic rule; rule ((linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice)

fact (a concept whose truth can be proved)

hypothesis; possibility; theory (a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena)

lexicalized concept (a concept that is expressed by a word (in some particular language))

law; law of nature (a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature)

law; natural law (a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society)

whole (all of something including all its component elements or parts)

division; part; section (one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole)

quantity (something that has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable)

abstract; abstraction (a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance)

attribute; dimension; property (a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished)

regulation; rule (a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior)

category (a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme)

notion (a general inclusive concept)


CONSTRUCT (verb)


Sense 1construct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make by combining materials and parts

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

build; construct; make

Context examples:

this little pig made his house out of straw / Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

Hypernyms (to "construct" is one way to...):

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "construct"):

corduroy (build (a road) from logs laid side by side)

erect; put up; raise; rear; set up (construct, build, or erect)

cantilever (construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed)

groin (build with groins)

rebuild; reconstruct (build again)

frame; frame up (construct by fitting or uniting parts together)

wattle (build of or with wattle)

lock (build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels)

revet (construct a revetment)

customise; customize (make according to requirements)

channelise; channelize (make a channel for; provide with a channel)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The men construct the bookshelves


Sense 2construct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put together out of components or parts

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

manufacture; fabricate; construct

Context examples:

the company fabricates plastic chairs / They manufacture small toys

Hypernyms (to "construct" is one way to...):

make (make by shaping or bringing together constituents)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "construct"):

mass-produce (produce on a large scale)

raft (make into a raft)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3construct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

construct an equilateral triangle

Hypernyms (to "construct" is one way to...):

delineate; describe; draw; line; trace (make a mark or lines on a surface)

Domain category:

geometry (the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4construct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Create by linking linguistic units

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context examples:

construct a sentence / construct a paragraph

Hypernyms (to "construct" is one way to...):

create by mental act; create mentally (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5construct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context examples:

construct a proof / construct an argument

Hypernyms (to "construct" is one way to...):

create by mental act; create mentally (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6construct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reassemble mentally

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

reconstruct; retrace; construct

Context example:

reconstruct the events of 20 years ago

Hypernyms (to "construct" is one way to...):

conjecture; hypothecate; hypothesise; hypothesize; speculate; suppose; theorise; theorize (to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "construct"):

etymologise; etymologize (construct the history of words)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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