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Construction vs. Building

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Constructionnoun

The process of constructing.

‘Construction is underway on the new bridge.’;

Buildingnoun

(uncountable) The act or process by which something is built; construction.

‘The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks.’;

Constructionnoun

Anything that has been constructed.

‘The engineer marvelled at his construction.’;

Buildingnoun

(countable) A closed structure with walls and a roof.

‘My sister lives in that apartment building.’;

Constructionnoun

The trade of building structures.

‘He had worked in construction all his life.’;

Buildingverb

present participle of build

Constructionnoun

A building, model or some other structure.

‘The office was a construction of steel and glass.’;

Buildingnoun

The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.

‘Hence it is that the building of our Sion rises no faster.’;

Constructionnoun

(arts) A (usually non-representational) structure, such as a collage etc.

‘"Construction in string and clockwork" took first prize.’;

Buildingnoun

The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture.

‘The execution of works of architecture necessarily includes building; but building is frequently employed when the result is not architectural.’;

Constructionnoun

The manner in which something is built.

‘A thing of simple construction.’;

Buildingnoun

That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, etc.

‘Thy sumptuous buildings and thy wife's attireHave cost a mass of public treasury.’;

Constructionnoun

(grammar) A group of words arranged to form a meaningful phrase.

Buildingnoun

a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place;

‘there was a three-story building on the corner’; ‘it was an imposing edifice’;

Constructionnoun

The act or result of construing the meaning of something.

‘American conservatives tend to favor strict construction of the Constitution.’;

Buildingnoun

the act of constructing or building something;

‘during the construction we had to take a detour’; ‘his hobby was the building of boats’;

Constructionnoun

The meaning or interpretation of a text, action etc.; the way something is viewed by an observer or onlooker.

Buildingnoun

the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings;

‘their main business is home construction’; ‘workers in the building trades’;

Constructionnoun

(geometry) A geometric figure of arcs and line segments that is drawable with a straightedge and compass.

Buildingnoun

the occupants of a building;

‘the entire building complained about the noise’;

Constructionnoun

The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition.

Buildingnoun

a structure with a roof and walls, such as a house or factory.

Constructionnoun

The form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement.

‘An astrolabe of peculiar construction.’;

Buildingnoun

the action or trade of constructing something

‘the building of motorways’; ‘building materials’;

Constructionnoun

The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement.

‘Some particles . . . in certain constructions have the sense of a whole sentence contained in them.’;

Buildingnoun

the creation or development of something over a period of time

‘the building of democracy in Guatemala’;

Constructionnoun

The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense.

‘Any person . . . might, by the sort of construction that would be put on this act, become liable to the penalties of treason.’; ‘Strictly, the term [construction] signifies determining the meaning and proper effect of language by a consideration of the subject matter and attendant circumstances in connection with the words employed.’; ‘Interpretation properly precedes construction, but it does not go beyond the written text.’;

Buildingnoun

a flock of rooks

‘a picture of her standing amongst a building of rooks’;

Constructionnoun

the act of constructing or building something;

‘during the construction we had to take a detour’; ‘his hobby was the building of boats’;

Building

A building, or edifice, is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory. Buildings come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, land prices, ground conditions, specific uses, and aesthetic reasons.

Constructionnoun

the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings;

‘their main business is home construction’; ‘workers in the building trades’;

Constructionnoun

a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity;

‘the structure consisted of a series of arches’; ‘she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons’;

Constructionnoun

a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit;

‘I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner’;

Constructionnoun

the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought

Constructionnoun

an interpretation of a text or action;

‘they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct’;

Constructionnoun

drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem;

‘the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem’;

Construction

Construction is a general term meaning the art and science to form objects, systems, or organizations, and comes from Latin constructio (from com- and struere ) and Old French construction. To construct is the verb: the act of building, and the noun is construction: how something is built, the nature of its structure.

‘together’; ‘to pile up’;

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