Con·struct v. t. [imp. & p. p. Constructed; p. pr. & vb. n. Constructing.]
1. To put together the constituent parts of (something) in their proper place and order; to build; to form; to make; as, to construct an edifice.
2. To devise; to invent; to set in order; to arrange; as, to construct a theory of ethics.
Syn: -- To build; erect; form; compile; make; fabricate; originate; invent.
Con·struct a. Formed by, or relating to, construction, interpretation, or inference.
Construct form or Construct state Heb. Gram., that of a noun used before another which has the genitive relation to it.
n : an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from
specific instances [syn: concept, conception] [ant: misconception]
v 1: make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made
his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an
electric brassiere warmer" [syn: build, make]
2: put together out of components or parts; "the company
fabricates plastic chairs"; "They manufacture small toys"
[syn: manufacture, fabricate]
3: draw with suitable instruments and under specified
conditions; "construct an equilateral triangle"
4: create by linking linguistic units; "construct a sentence";
"construct a paragraph"
5: create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or
concepts; "construct a proof"; "construct an argument"
6: reassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years
ago" [syn: reconstruct, retrace]