Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “construction” en inglés

construction

noun uk   /kənˈstrʌk.ʃən/ us  

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?

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.
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? 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.
(Definition of construction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de construction
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “construction” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

monster

any imaginary frightening creature, especially one that is large and strange

Palabra del día

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Aprende más 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Aprende más