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construction

noun  /kənˈstrʌk·ʃən/ us  
[U] the act or result of putting different things together: A new hotel is now under construction (= being built).
[C] fml your understanding of the meaning of something in a particular way: The construction you are putting on my client’s statement is unfair.
(Definition of construction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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