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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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