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Definition 1: an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for construct in the sense of this definition

(construct is a kind of ...) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

(... is a kind of construct ) a concept whose truth can be proved

"scientific hypotheses are not facts"

(... is a kind of construct ) a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena

"a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory" "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"

(... is a kind of construct ) a concept that is expressed by a word (in some particular language)

(... is a kind of construct ) a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

"the laws of thermodynamics"

(... is a kind of construct ) a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society

(... is a kind of construct ) all of something including all its component elements or parts

"Europe considered as a whole" "the whole of American literature"

(... is a kind of construct ) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

"the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

(... is a kind of construct ) the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

(... is a kind of construct ) a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

"he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"

(... is a kind of construct ) a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished

"self-confidence is not an endearing property"

(... is a kind of construct ) a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior

"it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast" "short haircuts were the regulation"

(... is a kind of construct ) a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

(... is a kind of construct ) a general inclusive concept

(... is a kind of construct ) an elaborated concept

(... is a kind of construct ) (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice

Definition 2: reassemble mentally - [verb of cognition]

Samples where construct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • reconstruct the events of 20 years ago

Synonyms for construct in the sense of this definition

(construct is a kind of ...) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

"Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

(... is a kind of construct ) construct the history of words

Definition 3: draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions - [verb of contact]

Samples where construct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • construct an equilateral triangle

(construct is a kind of ...) make a mark or lines on a surface

"draw a line" "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

(construct belongs to category ...) the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

Definition 4: make by combining materials and parts - [verb of creation]

Samples where construct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this little pig made his house out of straw
  • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

Synonyms for construct in the sense of this definition

(construct is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of construct ) make according to requirements

"customize a car"

(... is a kind of construct ) build (a road) from logs laid side by side

(... is a kind of construct ) construct, build, or erect

"Raise a barn"

(... is a kind of construct ) construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed

"Frank Lloyd Wright liked to cantilever his buildings"

(... is a kind of construct ) build with groins

"The ceiling was groined"

(... is a kind of construct ) build again

"The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb"

(... is a kind of construct ) construct by fitting or uniting parts together

(... is a kind of construct ) build of or with wattle

(... is a kind of construct ) build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

(... is a kind of construct ) construct with drywall

"dry-wall the basement of the house"

(... is a kind of construct ) construct a revetment

(... is a kind of construct ) make a channel for; provide with a channel

"channelize the country for better transportation"

(construct has a similar meaning as ...) be engaged in building

"These architects build in interesting and new styles"

Definition 5: put together out of artificial or natural components or parts - [verb of creation]

Samples where construct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the company fabricates plastic chairs
  • They manufacture small toys
  • He manufactured a popular cereal

Synonyms for construct in the sense of this definition

(construct is a kind of ...) make by shaping or bringing together constituents

"make a dress" "make a cake" "make a wall of stones"

(... is a kind of construct ) produce on a large scale

(... is a kind of construct ) make into a raft

"raft these logs"

Definition 6: create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts - [verb of creation]

Samples where construct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • construct a proof
  • construct an argument

(construct is a kind of ...) create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

Definition 7: create by linking linguistic units - [verb of creation]

Samples where construct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • construct a sentence
  • construct a paragraph

(construct is a kind of ...) create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

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