CONSTRUCT

WORD OF THE WEEK

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CONSTRUCT ( CONSTRUIR )

con·struct

transitive verb \kən-ˈstrəkt\


-to build or make (something physical, such as a road, bridge, or building)


-to make or create (something, such as a story or theory) by organizing ideas, words, etc.


mathematics : to draw (a shape) according to a set of instructions or rules

FULL DEFINITION OF CONSTRUCT

1: to make or form by combining or arranging parts or elements : build; also : contrive, devise

2: to draw (a geometrical figure) with suitable instruments and under specified conditions

3: to set in logical order

con·struct·abil·i·ty also con·struct·ibil·i·ty \-ˌstrək-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

con·struct·able or con·struct·ible \-ˈstrək-tə-bəl\ adjective

con·struc·tor \-tər\ noun

EXAMPLES OF CONSTRUCT

  1. They plan to construct a barn behind the house.
  2. The author constructs all the stories around one theme.
  3. Construct a triangle that has sides of equal length.
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