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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Construct  \Con"struct\,  a. 
  Formed  by  or  relating  to  construction,  interpretation,  or 
  inference. 
 
  {Construct  form}  or  {state}  (Heb.  Gram.),  that  of  a  noun  used 
  before  another  which  has  the  genitive  relation  to  it 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  construct 
  n  :  an  abstract  or  general  idea  inferred  or  derived  from 
  specific  instances  [syn:  {concept},  {conception}]  [ant:  {misconception}] 
  v  1:  make  by  combining  materials  and  parts:  "this  little  pig  made 
  his  house  out  of  straw";  "Some  eccentric  constructed  an 
  electric  brassiere  warmer"  [syn:  {build},  {make}] 
  2:  put  together  out  of  components  or  parts  "Ford  makes  cars"; 
  "They  manufacture  small  toys"  [syn:  {manufacture},  {fabricate}] 
  3:  draw  with  suitable  instruments  and  under  specified 
  conditions,  of  geometrical  figures 
  4:  of  past  events  [syn:  {reconstruct},  {retrace}] 




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