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kuhn struhk shuhn

  • n  the act of constructing something
    during the construction we had to take a detour
  • n  a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
    I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner
  • n  the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
  • n  a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
    she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons
  • n  drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem
    the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem
  • n  an interpretation of a text or action
    they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct
  • n  the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
    their main business is home construction
News & Articles


  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Asia Times Online
    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... Ben Bernanke MarketWatch Jun 9, 2008 21585 29202 construction 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...
  • Barack Obama in New Republic (blog)
    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."

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