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Construction Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
  1. the act of constructing or building something; "during theconstruction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby wasthe building of boats" [syn: building]
  2. the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings;"their main business is home construction"; "workers inthe building trades" [syn: building]
  3. a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity; "thestructure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore herhair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"[syn: structure]
  4. a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence andare considered as a single unit; "I concluded from hisawkward constructions that he was a foreigner" [syn: grammaticalconstruction, expression] [ant: misconstruction]
  5. the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideasinto a congruous object of thought [syn: mental synthesis]
  6. an interpretation of a text or action; "they put anunsympathetic construction on his conduct" [syn: twist]
  7. drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part ofsolving a problem or proving a theorem; "the assignmentwas to make a construction that could be used in provingthe Pythagorean theorem"
Construction Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Construction \Con*struc"tion\, n. [L. constructio: cf.]
  1. The process or art of constructing; the act of building;erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication;composition.
  2. The form or manner of building or putting together theparts of anything; structure; arrangement.An astrolabe of peculiar construction. --Whewell.
  3. (Gram.) The arrangement and connection of words in asentence; syntactical arrangement.Some particles . . . in certain constructions havethe sense of a whole sentence contained in them.--Locke.
  4. The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining adeclaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning;understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense.Any person . . . might, by the sort of constructionthat would be put on this act, become liable to thepenalties of treason. --Hallam.Strictly, the term [construction] signifiesdetermining the meaning and proper effect oflanguage by a consideration of the subject matterand attendant circumstances in connection with the
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Construction'

In the fields of architecture and civil engineering, construction is a process that consists of the building or assembling of infrastructure. Far from being a single activity, large scale construction is a feat of human multitasking. Normally, the job is managed by a project manager, and supervised by a construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer, or project architect.

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 the environmental impact of the job, the successful scheduling, budgeting, construction site safety, availability of building materials, logistics, inconvenience to the public caused by construction delays, and bidding, etc.

In general, there are three types of construction:

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* I feel like the fellow in jail who is watching his scaffold being built. (On construction of reviewing stands for inauguration of his successor John F Kennedy) - Dwight D Eisenhower

* People just naturally assume that dogs would be incapable of working together on some sort of construction project. But what about just a big field full of holes - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

* When God temporarily rolled up the building plans of prophecy and placed them aside, He made known a secret set of plans. With this program came a completely new set of blueprints. According to the counsel of His will, He had predetermined to call Paul as the masterbuilder of the project. So then, the instructions for our building program are found in Paul's epistles. Little wonder the apostles says 'I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon' (1 Cor. 310). It is essential to use Pauline construction materials (grace doctrines), simply because someday soon the Building Inspector will examine our workmanship to determine if we followed His codes. - Paul Sadler

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