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Meaning of "construal" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONSTRUAL

construal  [kənˈstruːəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONSTRUAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Construal is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONSTRUAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Construals

In social psychology, construals are how individuals perceive, comprehend, and interpret the world around them, particularly the behavior or action of others towards themselves. Researchers and theorists within virtually every sub-discipline of psychology have acknowledged the relevance of a subjective construal, especially with regards to the concepts of the false consensus effect and the fundamental attribution error. There is a difference between self-construal and construal in a social atmosphere. While self-construal is a perception of the self, the latter is a perception of one's surroundings. Construal plays a crucial role in situations "whenever people are obliged to venture beyond the information immediately provided by the direct observation or secondhand report of a stimulus event, in particular whenever they are obliged to infer additional details of content, context, or meaning in the actions and outcomes that unfold around them." In other words, a person is most likely to use construal when he or she lacks the knowledge to correctly deal with a given situation.

Definition of construal in the English dictionary

The definition of construal in the dictionary is an act of construing.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONSTRUAL


accrual
əˈkruːəl
cruel
ˈkruːəl
dividual
dɪˈvɪdjuːəl
dual
ˈdjuːəl
duel
ˈdjuːəl
estrual
ˈɛstruːəl
gruel
ˈɡruːəl
jewel
ˈdʒuːəl
newel
ˈnjuːəl
newell
ˈnjuːəl
nonaccrual
ˌnɒnəˈkruːəl
nonrenewal
ˌnɒnrɪˈnjuːəl
refuel
riːˈfjuːəl
renewal
rɪˈnjuːəl
self-renewal
ˌsɛlfrɪˈnjuːəl
sewel
ˈsuːəl
Sewell
ˈsuːəl
synfuel
ˈsɪnˌfjuːəl
tewel
ˈtjuːəl
vidual
ˈvɪdjuːəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONSTRUAL

construability
construable
construct
constructable
constructer
constructible
construction
construction company
construction engineer
construction industry
construction site
construction worker
constructional
constructionally
constructionism
constructionist
constructive
constructive dismissal
constructively
constructiveness

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONSTRUAL

actual
annual
as per usual
casual
equal
homosexual
individual
intellectual
intermenstrual
manual
menstrual
postmenstrual
premenstrual
semimenstrual
sexual
spiritual
unusual
usual
virtual
visual

Synonyms and antonyms of construal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «construal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONSTRUAL

Find out the translation of construal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of construal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «construal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

construal
570 millions of speakers

English

construal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

construal
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

construal
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

конструирование
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

interpretação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

construal
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

construal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menahan diri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Konstruktions-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

解釈
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

construal
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mbangun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

construal
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

construal
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संकल्पना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kurgusu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

construal
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

konstruowanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

конструювання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Interpretare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

construal
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

konstruering
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

construal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

construal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of construal

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSTRUAL»

The term «construal» is regularly used and occupies the 93.227 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSTRUAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «construal» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «construal» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about construal

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONSTRUAL»

Discover the use of construal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to construal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Construal
They define a process of "construal" and show how it accounts for cases in which the parser does not fully determine structure during the course of ordinary comprehension.The idea of construal arises in part through the authors' critical ...
Lyn Frazier, 1996
2
Move! A Minimalist Theory of Construal
This volume facilitates understanding of the concepts of the Minimalist Program framework and presents a theory which eliminates construal processes from Universal Grammar.
Norbert Hornstein, 2001
3
The Construal of Space in Language and Thought
Part B: "Space as a cultural artifact", i.e. the variability in the construal of the domain of space. Part C: "Space as a bridge to other conceptual domains", i.e. the metaphorical exploitation of space and its role as a dominant principle of thought.
Martin Pütz, René Dirven, 1996
4
The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows Into Conceptual Space
This book deals with how language users express and understand literal and metaphorical spatial meaning in language and through gesture and pointing.
Carita Paradis, Jean Hudson, Ulf Magnusson, 2013
5
Psychological Well-being and Self-construal Among Asian ...
Findings are discussed in terms of implications for clinical practice with Asian international students and for the measurement of well-being across cultural groups.
Michele Barakett Smith, 2009
6
How Self-construal Affects Consumer Reactions to Unexpected ...
Consumers and marketers often find themselves in the midst of unexpected events.
David Welles Taylor, 2008
7
The Role of Temporal Construal in Understanding the ...
Specifically, Hypothesis 1 states that a certain event will evoke a low-level construal that is focused on details and the feasibility of this event, whereas an uncertain event will evoke a high-level construal that is focused on abstract ...
Emily Nichole Stark, 2007
8
Self-construal, Acculturation, and Depressive Symptoms in ...
In multiple regression analysis, higher report of both independent self-construal and socio-economic status were associated with lower levels of depression symptoms.
Scott Ellis McClure, 2008
9
Eating Disorder Symptomatology, Self-construal, and ...
This study highlights the utility of examining specific eating disorder symptoms rather than full-blown eating disorder syndromes included in the DSM-IV, as well as examining perfectionism as a multidimensional construct that influences ...
Sandy Chih-Ann Chang, 2006
10
Language, Mind, and Culture : A Practical Introduction: A ...
Construal is a way of understanding an aspect of the world (i.e., objects, events, etc.). It is used here in the sense of interpretation or conceptualization. When we say that an entity or situation is construed in a particular way, what we mean is ...
Department of American Studies Eotvos Lorand University Zoltan Kovecses Professor of Linguistics, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONSTRUAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term construal is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Charlie Hebdo: Of Radicals, Ridicule And Rationale – Analysis
One possible explanation to this supposed paradox is offered by the Construal level theory and the phenomena of cultural dissonance. Cultural ... «Eurasia Review, Jul 15»
2
Re: Nkrumahism, The Can Of Worms Of I Opened–Noam Chomsky 2
... to avoid confronting the harsh axiological actualities and historicized political ramifications of Chomsky's construal of the Truman speech. «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
3
Practical claim and specification drafting, following Williamson v. Citrix
Further embodiments, variations, and equivalents in the specification play an important role in claims construal, more so with nonce words in ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
4
Practical Claim And Specification Drafting, Following Williamson v …
Further embodiments, variations, and equivalents in the specification play an important role in claims construal, more so with nonce words in ... «Mondaq News Alerts, Jul 15»
5
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Thus the relative specificity of our results to fearful expressions is consistent with the construal of the low VS–high amygdala phenotype as ... «Nature.com, Jun 15»
6
BIM Designed - Certified Green - Carbon Neutral
Instead the construal of sustainability in buildings is mostly left down to design and it compliance with various governing authorities. For example the WDBG8, ... «AutomatedBuildings.com, Jun 15»
7
The callous silencing of suffering
THE manifest insufficiencies of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry's report are its achingly narrow construal of its powers, its ostrich-like refusal ... «BDlive, Jun 15»
8
Estimating risk: Concrete thinking vs. abstract thinking
Recent findings on construal level theory (CLT) suggest that abstract thinking leads to a lower estimated probability of an event occurring ... «Barfblog, Jun 15»
9
Liberalism is Not Yours to Relinquish
The latter, it seems to me, is the most conservative construal of the term so we'll work with that. All liberals identify liberty as the principal ... «Free Liberal, Jun 15»
10
Excerpt: Southcentral Alaskans at first contact with the Cook expedition
Cook's construal of the Chugach who approached his ships in Prince William Sound was framed both by the scientific tradition of the ... «Alaska Dispatch News, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Construal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/construal>. Dec 2019 ».
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