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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)
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