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If you look at a building by Mies van der Rohe, it might look very simple, but up close, the sheer quality of construction, materials and thought are inspirational.
David Chipperfield

Meaning of "construction" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONSTRUCTION

construction  [kənˈstrʌkʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONSTRUCTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Construction 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 CONSTRUCTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

construction

Construction

Building construction is the process of preparing for and forming buildings and building systems. Construction starts with planning, design, and financing and continues until the structure is ready for occupancy. 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 and transportation of building materials, logistics, inconvenience to the public caused by construction delays and bidding, etc.

Definition of construction in the English dictionary

The first definition of construction in the dictionary is the process or act of constructing or manner in which a thing is constructed. Other definition of construction is the thing constructed; a structure. Construction is also the business or work of building dwellings, offices, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONSTRUCTION


deconstruction
ˌdiːkənˈstrʌkʃən
destruction
dɪˈstrʌkʃən
induction
ɪnˈdʌkʃən
instruction
ɪnˈstrʌkʃən
introduction
ˌɪntrəˈdʌkʃən
microinstruction
ˈmaɪkrəʊɪnˌstrʌkʃən
misconstruction
ˌmɪskənˈstrʌkʃən
misinstruction
ˌmɪsɪnˈstrʌkʃən
nonconstruction
ˌnɒnkənˈstrʌkʃən
obstruction
əbˈstrʌkʃən
preconstruction
ˌpriːkənˈstrʌkʃən
production
prəˈdʌkʃən
Reconstruction
ˌriːkənˈstrʌkʃən
reduction
rɪˈdʌkʃən
reproduction
ˌriːprəˈdʌkʃən
ruction
ˈrʌkʃən
seduction
sɪˈdʌkʃən
substruction
sʌbˈstrʌkʃən
superstruction
ˌsuːpəˈstrʌkʃən
traduction
trəˈdʌkʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONSTRUCTION

construct
constructable
constructer
constructible
construction company
construction engineer
construction industry
construction site
construction worker
constructional
constructionally
constructionism
constructionist
constructive
constructive dismissal
constructively
constructiveness
constructivism
constructivist
constructor

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONSTRUCTION

accreditation
action
attraction
auction
collection
connection
correction
course of action
detection
direction
election
fiction
function
inspection
interaction
protection
reaction
satisfaction
section
selection
transaction

Synonyms and antonyms of construction in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONSTRUCTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «construction» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of construction

Translation of «construction» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONSTRUCTION

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

Translator English - Chinese

建筑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

construcción
570 millions of speakers

English

construction
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निर्माण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِنْشَاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сооружение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

construção
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নির্মাণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

construction
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembinaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Struktur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

建設
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

건설
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Konstruksi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xây dựng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கட்டுமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बांधकाम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

inşaat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

costruzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

budowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

будівництво
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

construcție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατασκευή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

konstruksie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

konstruktion
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

konstruksjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of construction

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSTRUCTION»

The term «construction» is very widely used and occupies the 1.798 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSTRUCTION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «construction» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «construction» 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 construction

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONSTRUCTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word construction.
1
Leo Aikman
The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
2
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
To allow the construction of places of worship other than Islamic ones in Saudi Arabia, it would be like asking the Vatican to build a mosque inside of it.
3
Michael Arad
For two years nobody talked about anything other than the name arrangement. There was no fund-raising and no progress being made on construction and design.
4
Jim Bakker
Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?
5
Walter Benjamin
The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
6
Shelley Berkley
Not only does investing in your infrastructure provide very good construction jobs, at the end of the project, you have something.
7
Dennis Cardoza
In 2003, Congress authorized the construction of a visitor center for the Vietnam Memorial to help provide information and educate the public about the memorial and the Vietnam War.
8
Kim Cattrall
At the beginning of every role I take, I have to start from basics and build it up. It's like a new construction.
9
James Chanos
There's almost 70 billion in square feet under construction in high rises in commercial, residential and light manufacturing. And we estimate about 30 billion square feet, and that's with a 'B,' is commercial, that we would just consider office space. To put that in perspective, that's a 5x5-foot cubicle for every man, woman and child in China.
10
David Chipperfield
If you look at a building by Mies van der Rohe, it might look very simple, but up close, the sheer quality of construction, materials and thought are inspirational.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONSTRUCTION»

Discover the use of construction in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to construction and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Building Construction Illustrated
This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever-providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style.
Francis D. K. Ching, 2011
2
A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering
The latest addition to the Oxford Paperback Reference series, this A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available.
Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard, 2012
3
Basics Fashion Design 03: Construction
This volume leads the reader through the essential stages of creating a garment, from pattern cutting and draping a mannequin, to finishing and haberdashery.
Anette Fischer, 2009
4
Light Construction
The 33 projects illustrated in this book exemplify this emerging sensibility, which is examined in a penetrating essay by Terence Riley, chief curator of the department of architecture and design at The Museum of Modern Art, that places the ...
Terence Riley, 1995
5
Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods
This new Fifth Edition of the bestselling reference and textbook provides the most up-to-date survey of the basic materials and methods used in building construction.
Edward Allen, Joseph Iano, 2011
6
Advanced Dam Engineering for Design, Construction, and ...
This comprehensive handbook covers various aspects of dam technology and offers case histories that are reviewed to demonstrate principles and procedures of proved value.
Robert B. Jansen, 1988
7
Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service
The 4th edition includes new student and instructor resources and enhancements, updated content, color illustrations and reorganized chapters.
Francis Brannigan, Glenn Corbett, 2010
8
Modern Construction: Lean Project Delivery and Integrated ...
The book also discusses why true lean construction can best occur when all the construction stakeholders, owners, designers, constructors, and material suppliers are committed to the concept of optimizing the flow of activities holistically ...
Lincoln H. Forbes, Syed M. Ahmed, 2010
9
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
Two hundred and fifty-three archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework for engaging in architectural design
Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, 1977
10
The Construction of Social Reality
This short treatise looks at how we construct a social reality from our sense impressions; at how, for example, we construct a 'five-pound note' with all that implies in terms of value and social meaning, from the printed piece of paper we ...
John R. Searle, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONSTRUCTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term construction is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ashe Construction apprentice promoted to supervisor
A former apprentice has been promoted to a senior position at a construction company after completing his apprenticeship training. Sam Butler ... «Leicester Mercury, Jul 15»
2
Gallaway Construction wants to double headcount after move
Gallaway Construction is aiming to double the size of its workforce after moving into a base 10 times the size of its previous premises. «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»
3
Developer of 147-home site apologises to residents over …
Construction workers will be forced to maintain regular working hours, after a series of complaints from neighbours in the Catteshall Lane area ... «Get Surrey, Jul 15»
4
Construction booming at Galliford Try
Galliford Try is not experiencing the construction problems of some of its major rivals as the firm revealed a positive trading statement across all ... «Construction Enquirer, Jul 15»
5
China Construction Says Developers Mismanaged Finances …
The Chinese construction firm that is the general contractor for Baha Mar, a $3.5 billion resort development in the Bahamas that has repeatedly ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
6
Germany sees fall in new construction orders
June saw continued growth in output in German construction but new orders declined marginally, ending a three-month spell of growth. «The Construction Index, Jul 15»
7
The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the …
The Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) announces the design/build construction award for a new U.S. ... «US Department of State, Jul 15»
8
BMC targets mosquito breeding sites in under-construction projects
The 10-point notice served to builders mentions that they would have to follow a few standard operating procedures (SOPs) at the construction ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
9
Gahcho Kué diamond mine construction progressing apace
TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Construction of the Gahcho Kué project, the world's largest diamond mine currently under construction and ... «Creamer Media's Mining Weekly, Jul 15»
10
O'Rourke ousts Balfour to top annual contracts league
Ad rates start from as low as £100 a week to reach construction's largest online ... Our advertisers benefit from branding on construction's most ... «Construction Enquirer, Jul 15»

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