constructional

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

construction +‎ -al

AdjectiveEdit

constructional (comparative more constructional, superlative most constructional)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or obtained by construction.
    • 1862 Alexander Penrose Forbes -Sermons on the grace of God and other cognate subjects
      What mortal conception of constructional power and grace can equal the gothic cathedral of the middle age, in which we see a proportion and a delicacy . . .
    • 1869 The universal decorator
      No other constructional features projecting from the walls occur in any of these buildings, with the single exception of buttresses
    • 1941 March, “Notes and News: Modernising a Main Line”, in Railway Magazine, page 133:
      To keep constructional costs to a minimum track formations were narrower than is now customary, many tunnels were unlined, timber was largely used for bridging, and 85 lb. per yd. rails were regarded as adequate.
    • 1959 March, “The 2,500 h.p. electric locomotives for the Kent Coast electrification”, in Trains Illustrated, page 125:
      The bodywork employs, where possible, the same constructional methods as for the standard B.R. coaching stock, in order to utilise existing jigs and press tools.
    • 1961 October, ""Voyageur"", “The Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith Railway”, in Trains Illustrated, page 598:
      After some quite speedy constructional work the line was opened to traffic on January 2, 1865.

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