construction construction  /kən ˈstrək ʃən/


  1. (n) the act of constructing something
  2. (n) a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
  3. (n) the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
  4. (n) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
  5. (n) drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem
  6. (n) an interpretation of a text or action
  7. (n) the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones


  1. Construction of Sierra Madre Middle School approved

    PASADENA-The long-awaited construction of Sierra Madre Middle School will begin next month, after the Pasadena Unified School District board approved a $27.89 million contract -- $5 million over budget for the project.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Pasadena Star-News

  2. Construction Adds to Already Slow Summer for Businesses

    Construction along major corridors in the Lansing region is turning many people away from the area and local businesses are feeling the effects.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WILX 10 Lansing

  3. Construction of Oakville Senior HUD Apartment May Be Stopped

    OAKVILLE, MO (KTVI) – Construction of a controversial senior citizens apartment complex in Oakville may soon be stopped. Ground was...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 2 News St. Louis

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  1. "Over the remainder of 2008, the effects of monetary policy and fiscal stimulus, a gradual ebbing of the drag from residential construction, further progress in the repair of financial and credit markets, and still-solid demand from abroad should...
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: MarketWatch

  2. "New construction in East Jerusalem and the West Bank undermines that mutual trust and endangers the proximity talks that are the first step towards the full negotiations that both sides say want and need. And it exposes daylight between Israel and...
    on Mar 23, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Asia Times Online

  3. As he said in his Cairo speech, "The US does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New Republic (blog)

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