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"construction" in British English

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constructionnoun

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. The bridge is a marvellous work of engineering and construction. This website is currently under construction (= being created).
[U] the particular type of structure, materials, etc. that something has: The bridge is of lightweight construction.
B2 [C] a building: What's that concrete and metal construction over there?

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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.
(Definition of construction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"construction" in American English

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constructionnoun

us   /kənˈstrʌk·ʃən/
[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)

"construction" in Business English

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constructionnoun

uk   /kənˈstrʌkʃən/ us  
[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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“construction” in American English

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