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English definition of “construction”

construction

noun     /kənˈstrʌk.ʃən/
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?Judgments and analyses 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. → See construeJudgments and analyses
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