Engelsk ordbok

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Engelsk substantiv: construction

1. construction (om handling) the act of constructing something

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningDuring the construction we had to take a detour.
His hobby was the building of boats.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)building

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcreating from raw materials

Mere spesifikke uttrykkassembly, crenelation, crenellation, dry walling, erecting, erection, fabrication, grading, house-raising, leveling, road construction, rustication, ship building, shipbuilding

Forekomster i samme kategorierect, frame, frame up, groin, preassemble, prefabricate, put up, raise, rear, rebuild, reconstruct, reface, set up, wattle

2. construction (om kommunikasjon) a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)expression, grammatical construction

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkconstituent, grammatical constituent

Mere spesifikke uttrykkadjunct, clause, complement, involution, phrase, predicator

Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)misconstruction

3. construction (om erkjendelse) the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)mental synthesis

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought, thought process

Mere spesifikke uttrykkcrystallization, gestation

4. construction (om gjenstand) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe structure consisted of a series of arches.
She wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)structure

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkartefact, artifact

Mere spesifikke uttrykkairdock, altar, arcade, arch, area, arena, balance, balcony, balcony, bascule, boarding, body, bowl, bridge, building, building complex, card-house, cardcastle, cardhouse, catchment, coil, colonnade, colonnade, column, complex, corner, counterbalance, cross, deathtrap, defence, defense, defensive structure, divider, door, edifice, entablature, equilibrium, equipoise, erection, establishment, false bottom, floor, fountain, guide, hangar, helix, hill, honeycomb, house of cards, housing, hull, impediment, impedimenta, jungle gym, lamination, landing, landing place, level, living accommodations, lodging, lookout, lookout station, masonry, memorial, monument, mound, observation tower, observatory, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, offset, partition, pillar, platform, porch, post and lintel, prefab, projection, public works, quoin, repair shed, sail, set-back, setoff, shelter, shipway, shoebox, sign, signboard, slipway, span, spiral, sports stadium, stadium, storey, story, superstructure, supporting structure, tower, transept, trestlework, vaulting, volute, ways, weapons platform, wellhead, whorl, wind tunnel

Omfatter disse spesifikke uttrykkbase, foot, foundation, fundament, groundwork, plate, structural member, substructure, understructure

5. construction (om handling) drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem.

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkmathematical operation, mathematical process, operation

Mere spesifikke uttrykkquadrature

6. construction (om kommunikasjon) an interpretation of a text or action

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)twist

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkinterpretation

7. construction (om handling) the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningTheir main business is home construction.
Workers in the building trades.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)building

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkbusiness, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

Mere spesifikke uttrykkjerry-building

Omfatter disse spesifikke uttrykkhouse painting, masonry, painting, plumbery, plumbing, roofing, sheet-metal work, shingling

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