construction

  • 1 construction — [ kɔ̃stryksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1130; lat. constructio, de construere → construire 1 ♦ Action de construire. ⇒ assemblage, édification, érection. La construction d une maison, d un mur. Un immeuble en construction, en train d être construit (⇒ chantier) …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 construction — con·struc·tion /kən strək shən/ n: the act or result of construing, interpreting, or explaining meaning or effect (as of a statute or contract) the construction placed upon an agreement J. D. Calamari and J. M. Perillo Merriam Webster’s… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 construction — con‧struc‧tion [kənˈstrʌkʆn] noun 1. [uncountable] PROPERTY the activity of building houses, apartments, offices, factories, roads etc: • Share prices of construction, building materials and property investment companies were particularly hard… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 construction — CONSTRUCTION. s. f. Action de construire. On a interrompu la construction de ce bâtiment. f♛/b] Il signifie aussi l Arrangement, la disposition des parties d un bâtiment. La construction de ce Palais est parfaitement belle et solide. Cet homme là …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5 Construction — Con*struc tion, n. [L. constructio: cf. F. construction.] 1. The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition. [1913 Webster] 2. The form or manner of building or putting …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 construction — Construction. s. f. Arrangement, disposition des parties d un bastiment. La construction de ce palais est parfaitement belle & solide. cet homme là entend bien la construction des vaisseaux. Construction fig. & en termes de grammaire signifie, L… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 construction — [kən struk′shən] n. [ME construccioun < OFr construction < L constructio] 1. the act or process of constructing 2. the way in which something is constructed; manner or method of building 3. something constructed; structure; building 4. an… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 construction — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. construction or directly from L. constructionem (nom. constructio), from construct , pp. stem of construere pile up together, accumulate; build, make, erect, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + struere to pile up… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 construction — [n1] creation, building architecture, arrangement, assembly, build, cast, composition, conception, constitution, contour, cut, development, disposition, edifice, elevation, erecting, erection, fabric, fabricating, fabrication, figuration, figure …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 Construction — (v. lat.), 1) Zusammenstellung, Zusammensetzung eines Ganzen aus einzelnen Theilen; 2) organische Bildung, in Rücksicht auf ihre zweck u. gesetzmäßige Form; 3) (Gramm.), Zusammenfügung der Wörter zu einem Satze u. der einzelnen Satztheile zu… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 Construction — Construction, lat., geordnete Zusammenfügung, Bau; in der Grammatik die Verbindung der Worte zu Sätzen und der Sätze zu Perioden; in der Mathematik die Darstellung der Lehrsätze durch Figuren; in der Philosophie die Entwickelung der Folgesätze… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 12 construction — et bastiment, Constructio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 13 construction — ► NOUN 1) the action or process of constructing. 2) a building or other structure. 3) the industry of erecting buildings. 4) an interpretation or explanation. DERIVATIVES constructional adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 Construction — For other uses, see Construction (disambiguation). In large construction projects, such as this skyscraper in Melbourne, cranes are essential. In the fields of architecture and civil engineering, construction is a process that consists of the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 Construction — Pour les articles homonymes, voir construction (homonymie). Les grues sont essentielles pour des travaux importants tels que ce gratte ciel …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 16 CONSTRUCTION — s. f. Action de construire. On a interrompu la construction de cet édifice, de ce vaisseau. Navire en construction. Navire de construction anglaise. Chantier de construction ou de marine. La construction d une machine. La construction d un… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 construction — (kon stru ksion ; en poésie, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action de construire. La construction d une maison. •   L art de la construction des vaisseaux qui tient à la fois à tout ce que les sciences ont de plus abstrait, à tout ce que les arts …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 18 construction — n. building industry 1) in construction (he is in construction) act of building 2) shoddy construction 3) commercial; modular; residential construction 4) under construction (the new skyscraper is under construction) interpretation 5) to Rut a… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 construction — [[t]kənstrʌ̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦♦ constructions 1) N UNCOUNT Construction is the building of things such as houses, factories, roads, and bridges. He d already started construction on a hunting lodge. ...the only nuclear power station under… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 construction — Interpretation of statute, regulation, court decision or other legal authority. The process, or the art, of determining the sense, real meaning, or proper explanation of obscure, complex or ambiguous terms or provisions in a statute, written… …

    Black's law dictionary


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