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Construct \Con*struct"\ (k[o^]n*str[u^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Constructed; p. pr. & vb. n. Constructing.] [L. constructus, p. p. of construere to bring together, to construct; con- + struere to pile up, set in order. See Structure, and cf. Construe.]
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.
To devise; to invent; to set in order; to arrange; as, to construct a theory of ethics.
Syn: To build; erect; form; compile; make; fabricate; originate; invent.
Formed by, or relating to, construction, interpretation, or inference.
Construct form or Construct state (He
Gram.), that of a noun used before another which has the genitive relation to it.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., from Latin constructus, past participle of construere "to heap up" (see construction). Related: Constructed; constructing.
1871 in linguistics, 1890 in psychology, 1933 in the general sense of "anything constructed;" from construct (v.).
n. 1 Something constructed from parts. 2 A concept or model. 3 (genetics) A segment of nucleic acid, created artificially, for transplantation into a target cell or tissue. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To build or form (something) by assemble parts. 2 (context transitive English) Similarly, to build (a sentence, an argument, etc.) by arranging words or ideas. 3 (context transitive geometry English) To draw (a geometric figure) by following precise specifications and using geometric tools and techniques.
draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions; "construct an equilateral triangle"
create by linking linguistic units; "construct a sentence"; "construct a paragraph"
create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts; "construct a proof"; "construct an argument"
Construct, Constructs or constructs may refer to:
- Construct (Dungeons & Dragons), a type of creature in the roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons
- Construct (album), a 2013 album by Dark Tranquillity
- Construct (comics), a fictional artificial intelligence in the DC Universe
- Construct (philosophy of science), a hypothetical object whose phenomenal existence depends upon a subject's mind
- Construct (python library), a software library used for data-structuring
- Construct (software), an open-source game creator
- Construct state, an Afro-Asiatic noun-form
- DNA construct, a segment of nucleic acid, created artificially, for transplantation into a target cell or tissue
- Social construct, something that people believe to exist purely because their society has decided that it exists
- an alternative name for a concrete category
- a term used in the philosophy of artificial intelligence
- biological creations appearing in the The Wheel of Time series of fantasy novels
Within the world of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, construct is a type of creature, or " creature type". Constructs are either animated objects, or any artificially constructed creature.
Most construct are mindless automatons, obeying their creator's commands absolutely, which makes them unbribable and absolutely trustworthy, although some of them are very literal-minded about the execution of their duties, obeying orders to the letter without any concern for their intent. There are exceptions to this rule, however. Certain constructs, such as Inevitables, are every bit as intelligent as mortal creatures.
As they lack a metabolism, constructs have a wide array of immunities to frailties and effects that would affect creatures of flesh and blood, such as poison, fatigue, exhaustion, disease or various special attacks and magical effects related to draining a creature's life energy (ability drain, level drain, death effects, etc.). As most constructs lack functional internal organs (their animating force does not require any) they are immune to critical hits and forms of damage targeting a creature's weak spots (such as a rogue's sneak attack).
Constructs are almost always created by an intelligent creator, typically a wizard, sorcerer or cleric, though some are created by other character classes or spellcasting monsters. Creating a specific kind of construct begins with the creation of body, made by either the creator himself or a hired craftsman. Construct bodies can be made from wildly different materials, from clay to copper and bone to cadavers. The next part of the process is a ritual requiring the casting of specific spells to bind a spirit of some kind (typically an elemental drawn from the Inner Planes) into the body and imbuing it motion and special abilities.
The creation methods for certain constructs are unknown, or might require much more stringent requirements. Warforged, for example, can only be created with the help of specific artifacts, the creation forges.
Construct is a python library for the construction and deconstruction of data structures in a declarative fashion. In this context, construction, or building, refers to the process of converting ( serializing) a programmatic object into a binary representation. Deconstruction, or parsing, refers to the opposite process of converting (deserializing) binary data into a programmatic object. Being declarative means that user code defines the data structure, instead of the convention of writing procedural code to accomplish the goal. Construct can work seamlessly with bit- and byte-level data granularity and various byte-ordering.
Using declarative code has many benefits. For example, the same code that can parse can also build (symmetrical), debugging and testing are much simpler (provable to some extent), creating new constructs is easy (wrapping components), and many more. If one is familiar with the C (programming language), one can think of constructs as casting from char * to struct foo * and vice versa, rather than writing code that unpacks the data.
A construct in the philosophy of science is an ideal object, where the existence of the thing may be said to depend upon a subject's mind. This contrasts with a real object, where existence does not seem to depend on the existence of a mind.
In a scientific theory, particularly within psychology, a hypothetical construct is an explanatory variable which is not directly observable. For example, the concepts of intelligence and motivation are used to explain phenomena in psychology, but neither is directly observable. A hypothetical construct differs from an intervening variable in that it has properties and implications which have not been demonstrated in empirical research. These serve as a guide to further research. An intervening variable, on the other hand, is a summary of observed empirical findings.
The creation of constructs is a part of operationalization, especially the creation of theoretical definitions. The usefulness of one conceptualization over another depends largely on construct validity. To address the non-observability of constructs, U.S. federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute has vereated a construct database termed Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM) to improve construct use and reuse.
Construct is an HTML5-based 2D game editor, developed by Scirra Ltd. It is aimed primarily at non-programmers, allowing quick creation of games in a drag-and-drop fashion using a visual editor and a behavior-based logic system.
Construct is the tenth full-length studio album by Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity. It was released on 27 May 2013 through Century Media Records. A music video for "Uniformity", directed by Patric Ullaeus, was released on May 10, 2013. The album was written during what the band described as their "darkest period" and drew critical praise for its melodrama and darkness.
Usage examples of "construct".
Further they are skilled with primitive weapons and have constructed an aesthetically spectacular village that clings to the cliffsides of a gorge, protected from the elements by shell-like canopies.
Next morning they resumed their journey, and halted one night more before they reached Tepellene, in approaching which they met a carriage, not inelegantly constructed after the German fashion, with a man on the box driving four-in-hand, and two Albanian soldiers standing on the footboard behind.
And with so many familiar, comforting concepts already lost, Alice naturally begins to sense her frightening isolation, her alienation from the self-defining constructs of above-ground culture.
The uncanny central jewel construct throbbed serenely, transmuting allomorphic Haluk into stable Haluk and turning Eve into one of themselves.
Dwellers had better construct an arteria web which they controlled - and which preferably nobody else knew about - if they wanted to voyage from gas-giant to gas-giant reliably and without fuss.
The Arthurian saga has never been a simple tale of good versus evil, but of the impossible quest within each person to live a good, fair, and just life -- and, by extension, to construct a good, fair, and just society in which to do it.
Anticipating even then the loss of lower Burma, even before the Japanese had crossed the border, the Chinese formally requested Lend-Lease material to construct a road from Ledo in Assam across the mountains, forests and rivers of north Burma to tie in with the Burma Road on the Chinese side at Lungling.
That such a force had ever existed within the vicinity in historic times seemed most unlikely, and Tarzan conjectured, therefore, that the wall and the gate were of almost unthinkable antiquity, dating, doubtless, from the forgotten age of the Atlantians, and constructed, perhaps, to protect the builders of the Palace of Diamonds from the well-armed forces that had come from Atlantis to work the gold mines of Opar and to colonize central Africa.
Portus Augusti had been constructed about two miles to the north of Ostia itself.
I lean back in the lounging chair I constructed from bent saplings held together with rope made from the inner bark of the basswood tree, and enjoy the primitive forest.
A knife which would cut the husk of the pod and was so constructed that it could not injure the beans within, would be a useful invention.
The smallest realization - at any step: Cairo, Florence, Paris - that she fitted into a larger scheme leading eventually to her personal destruction and she might have shied off, come to establish eventually so many controls over herself that she became - to Freudian, behaviorist, man of religion, no matter - a purely determined organism, an automaton, constructed, only quaintly, of human flesh.
The military historian, who was himself despatched to observe the army of the Persians, as they were preparing to construct a bridge of boats over the Tigris, beheld from an eminence the plain of Assyria, as far as the edge of the horizon, covered with men, with horses, and with arms.
What we propose is, that we should construct a shelter of boards four feet high in the bottom of your boat, leading from your little cabin aft right up to the bow.
A beautifully constructed borshch, such as you are going to experience presently, ought not only to banish conversation but almost to annihilate thought.