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English definition of “construction”

construction

noun     /kənˈstrʌkʃən/
BUILDING WORK [U] B2 the work of building houses , offices , bridges , etc : railway construction construction work Construction work and workers
LARGE BUILDING [C] B2 something large that is built : a large steel constructionBuildings in generalShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafes
WORDS [C] B2 The construction of a sentence or phrase is the way the words are arranged .Linguistic terms and linguistic style
(Definition of construction noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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