Translation of "construction" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /kənˈstrʌk.ʃən/ us /kənˈstrʌk.ʃən/

construction noun (BUILDING)

B2 [ U ] the work of building or making something, especially buildings, bridges, etc.

She works in construction/in the construction industry. 她在建筑行业工作。
The bridge is a marvellous work of engineering and construction. 这座桥梁是工程学和建筑业的杰作。
This website is currently under construction (= being created). 该网站目前正在创建中。

[ U ] the particular type of structure, materials, etc. that something has

The bridge is of lightweight construction. 这座桥结构较轻。

B2 [ C ] a building

What's that concrete and metal construction over there? 那边那座混凝土和金属结构的建筑物是什么?

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construction noun (LANGUAGE)

B2 [ C ] specialized language the way in which the words in a sentence or phrase are arranged

The writer has used several complex grammatical constructions. 作者使用了几个复杂的句法结构。
put a construction on sth formal

to understand something in a particular way

How can they put such a damning construction on a perfectly innocent phrase? 他们怎么能把一个毫无恶意的词语理解为谴责呢?

to understand something as having a particular meaning, especially other people's actions and statements

I don't want them to put the wrong construction on my actions. 我不想让他们误解我的举动。

(Translation of “construction” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)