Borrowed from Latin constructus, from construo (“I heap together, build, make, construct, connect grammatically”), from com- (“together”) + struo (“I heap up, pile”). Doublet of construe.
- (UK) enPR: kŏn'strŭkt, IPA(key): /ˈkɒn.stɹʌkt/
- (US) enPR: kän'strŭkt, IPA(key): /ˈkɑn.stɹʌkt/
Audio (US), noun (file)
construct (plural constructs)
- Something constructed from parts.
- The artwork was a construct of wire and tubes.
- Loops and conditional statements are constructs in computer programming.
- A concept or model.
- Bohr's theoretical construct of the atom was soon superseded by quantum mechanics.
- (genetics) A segment of nucleic acid, created artificially, for transplantation into a target cell or tissue.
- (something constructed from parts): construction
- (concept, model): concept, idea, model, notion, representation
something constructed from parts
concept or model
segment of DNA created artificially
construct (third-person singular simple present constructs, present participle constructing, simple past and past participle constructed)
- (transitive) To build or form (something) by assembling parts.
- We constructed the radio from spares.
- A wall constructed of random stones.
- (transitive) To build (a sentence, an argument, etc.) by arranging words or ideas.
- A sentence may be constructed with a subject, verb and object.
- 1997, Marita Sturken, Tangled Memories:
- The Vietnam War films are forms of memory that function to provide collective rememberings, to construct history, and to subsume within them the experience of the veterans.
- (transitive, geometry) To draw (a geometric figure) by following precise specifications and using geometric tools and techniques.
- Construct a circle that touches each vertex of the given triangle.
- (build or form by assembling parts'): assemble, build, form, make, produce, put together
- (build (a sentence or argument)): form
- (draw (a geometric figure)):
- (build or form by assembling parts): destroy, disassemble, dismantle, ruin, wreck, take apart
build or form by assembling parts
build (a sentence or argument)
draw (a geometric figure)
- “construct”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “construct”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- construct at OneLook Dictionary Search
construct n (plural constructe)
Declension of construct
|indefinite articulation||definite articulation||indefinite articulation||definite articulation|
|nominative/accusative||(un) construct||constructul||(niște) constructe||constructele|
|genitive/dative||(unui) construct||constructului||(unor) constructe||constructelor|