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construction

noun
 
 
/kənˈstrʌkʃən/
[U] the process or business of building large objects such as buildings, roads, bridges, etc.: Employment in construction increased by 12,000.a construction site/project/worker 29-year-old Jose has a well-paid job at a downtown construction site.under construction In February, there were 15% fewer homes under construction than in the corresponding month of last year. a construction company/firm/group the construction industry/sector
[U] PRODUCTION the activity of putting the different parts of something together in order to make it: The chemical is found in materials used in the construction of travel trailers.under construction They now have four satellites under construction. the construction of an investment portfolio
[U] the particular type of structure, materials, etc. that something has: The bridge is of lightweight construction.
[C] a building or other object that has been built: The new office building was a glass and steel construction.
(Definition of construction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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