Crossword clues for construction
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Construction \Con*struc"tion\, n. [L. constructio: cf. F. construction.]
The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition.
The form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement.
An astrolabe of peculiar construction.
(Gram.) The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement.
Some particles . . . in certain constructions have the sense of a whole sentence contained in them.
The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense.
Any person . . . might, by the sort of construction that would be put on this act, become liable to the penalties of treason.
Strictly, the term [construction] signifies determining the meaning and proper effect of language by a consideration of the subject matter and attendant circumstances in connection with the words employed.
Interpretation properly precedes construction, but it does not go beyond the written text.
Construction of an equation (Math.), the drawing of such lines and figures as will represent geometrically the quantities in the equation, and their relations to each other.
Construction train (Railroad), a train for transporting men and materials for construction or repairs.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 The process of constructing. 2 Anything that has been constructed. 3 The trade of building structures. 4 A building, model or some other structure. 5 (context arts English) A (usually non-representational) structure, such as a collage etc. 6 The manner in which something is built.
n. the act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats" [syn: building]
the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades" [syn: building]
a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons" [syn: structure]
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" [syn: grammatical construction, expression] [ant: misconstruction]
the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought [syn: mental synthesis]
an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct" [syn: twist]
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"
Construction is the process of constructing a building or infrastructure. Construction differs from manufacturing in that manufacturing typically involves mass production of similar items without a designated purchaser, while construction typically takes place on location for a known client. Construction as an industry comprises six to nine percent of the gross domestic product of developed countries. Construction starts with planning, design, and financing; and continues until the project is built and ready for use.
Large-scale construction requires collaboration across multiple disciplines. An architect normally manages the job, and a construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer or project manager supervises it. For the successful execution of a project, effective planning is essential. Those involved with the design and execution of the infrastructure in question must consider zoning requirements, the environmental impact of the job, the successful scheduling, budgeting, construction-site safety, availability and transportation of building materials, logistics, inconvenience to the public caused by construction delays and bidding, etc. The largest construction projects are referred to as megaprojects.
Construction (Design & Management) may refer to:
- Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
- Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
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Construction is a movement created by Amr Al-Shobaki that will run in the 2015 Egyptian parliamentary election. Al-Shobaki was previously involved in the Egyptian Wafd Alliance. The Reform and Renaissance Party joined the movement on 19 February 2015.
Construction is the process of producing buildings and other infrastructure.
Construction also may refer to:
- Additional physical/mechanical senses:
- Offshore construction, the installation of structures in marine environments
- Primarily abstract senses of creation or assembly:
- (A list of) algebraic constructions
- Compass and straightedge constructions in geometry
- Grammatical construction, meaning-bearing relationship among words of an utterance
- Construction (Cage), music by John Cage
- Construction (Egyptian coalition), for political purposes
- Construction as synonym for "act of construing":
- Statutory construction in law
- Social construction, social factors in construing of language and other symbols
Construction is the title of several pieces by American composer John Cage, all scored for unorthodox percussion instruments. The pieces were composed in 1939–42 while Cage was working at the Cornish School of the Arts in Seattle, Washington and touring the West Coast with a percussion ensemble he and Lou Harrison had founded. The series comprises three Constructions. A piece titled Fourth Construction, mentioned in several sources, is apparently either an unfinished work from 1942 or, more likely, an early title of the work we now know as Imaginary Landscape No. 2 (March).
Construction, also referred as construction/reconstruction is a widely used, yet vaguely defined topic of modern psychoanalysis. According to its proponents, Freud in his later writings had already distinguished between construction and interpretation, hence construction/reconstruction is being a kind of "upgrade" of interpretation. There is a strong difference between simple interpretation and construction concerning how to see the past. In the interpretations the past is discovered as a preexisting phenomenon, while in the construction the past is not just simply found, but it is also created.
In the therapeutical setting a simple interpretation of the patient's claims is usually leading to a conterproductive debate about who is more correct, the patient or the analyst. The construction is attended to overcome this debate by using only the patient´s material, without the invasions from the analsyst's side (a resemblance to methods of Malan and Davanloo.
The patient, unable to avoid the truth (the situation that his/her truth is discovered), is either producing a confession (hence validating the construction), or producing further fantasies and associations.
A professionally led construction is inescapable, as it does not use persuasion, paradoxical intentions, etc. Elements of construction are traceable e.g. in the intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy, in the Reid's interrogation technique, or in diplomatic/political discourses (e.g. William Ury´s approach).
Usage examples of "construction".
It should be noted, however, that if the President fails to act, or if he adopts a narrow construction of a statute which he dislikes, and on this ground professes inability to act, the only remedy available against him is impeachment.
Any lingering questions about their construction could be answered then by the aliens themselves.
Thrasamund has just completed the construction in Carthage of an amphitheater and a vast therma that, I hear, are the grandest in all Libya outside of Egypt.
Expert at the art of renovating antebellum mansions to their original splendor, Burnell Construction had proven its mettle once again.
We think such a compact is a treaty under the Circuit Court of Appeals Act, and, where its construction is directly involved, as it is here, there is a right of review by direct appeal to this court.
He had seen enough of Beaverwood to know that its stone and wood construction would allow sufficient grips and toeholds to navigate without the use of special appliances.
US corporationin this case, construction giant Bechtel of San Francisco.
Propolis A collective term for the resins and waxes collected by 220 bees and brought to their nests for use in construction and in sealing fissures in the nest wall.
Dyer Construction Company of California moved in its skilled engineers and the Union Pacific started building a spur down which the beets would arrive and along which the bags of sugar would depart.
This led to the construction of the Beltway, and although Kennedy, tragically, did not live to see it, those of us who were alive at the time will never forget where we were on August 17, 1964, when America held its breath as a new national hero, Parnell M.
They sounded for all the world like a couple of builders about to embark on a major construction project, and Blackie was most vociferous in his opinions, which tickled Emma.
According to Rohwer an increase to around 300 boats could not have been achieved by 1942 within the framework of the accepted peacetime restrictions, even with a trash programme of U-boat construction.
He had served Boeotia energetically during the war, and was especially well known for his expertise in the construction and use of the Boeotian engine.
I left Bolivar tracking down the construction details in the government files.
I understand it, the French officers who oversee the construction are strongly Bonapartist, in others hesitant or downright for the King.