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"constructive" in British English

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constructiveadjective

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

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constructiveadjective

us   /kənˈstrʌk·tɪv/
intended to help someone or improve understanding: 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   /kənˈstrʌktɪv/ us  
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 government agencies.
(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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“constructive” in British English

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