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"constructive" in British English

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constructiveadjective

uk   us   /kənˈstrʌk.tɪv/
constructively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of constructive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"constructive" in American English

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constructiveadjective

 us   /kənˈstrʌk·tɪv/
intended to ​help someone or ​improveunderstanding: She was my most constructive ​critic.
(Definition of constructive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"constructive" in Business English

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constructiveadjective

uk   us   /kənˈstrʌktɪv/
useful and likely or intended to ​improve something: a constructive dialogue/discussion/​meeting Listening to constructive criticism of ​certain aspects of your ​work should ​help you to make the most of your ​potential.
constructively
adverb /kənˈstrʌktɪvli/
A ​business must have the ​ability to ​work constructively with ​governmentagencies.
(Definition of constructive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “constructive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 建设性的, 有益的, 有用的…
in Turkish yapıcı, yararlı, faydalı…
in Russian конструктивный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 建設性的, 有益的, 有用的…
in Polish konstruktywny…
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