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Design vs. Construct

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Designnoun

A specification of an object or process, referring to requirements to be satisfied and thus conditions to be met for them to solve a problem.

Constructnoun

Something constructed from parts.

‘The artwork was a construct of wire and tubes.’; ‘Loops and conditional statements are constructs in computer programming.’;

Designnoun

A pattern, as an element of a work of art or architecture.

Constructnoun

A concept or model.

‘Bohr's theoretical construct of the atom was soon superseded by quantum mechanics.’;

Designnoun

The composition of a work of art.

Constructnoun

(genetics) A segment of nucleic acid, created artificially, for transplantation into a target cell or tissue.

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Designnoun

Intention or plot.

‘To be hateful of the truth by design.’;

Constructverb

(transitive) To build or form (something) by assembling parts.

‘We constructed the radio from spares.’;

Designnoun

The shape or appearance given to an object, especially one that is intended to make it more attractive.

Constructverb

(transitive) To build (a sentence, an argument, etc.) by arranging words or ideas.

‘A sentence may be constructed with a subject, verb and object.’;

Designnoun

The art of designing

‘Danish furniture design is world-famous.’;

Constructverb

To draw (a geometric figure) by following precise specifications and using geometric tools and techniques.

‘Construct a circle that touches each vertex of the given triangle.’;

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Designverb

(transitive) To plan and carry out (a picture, work of art, construction etc.).

Constructverb

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.

Designverb

To plan (to do something).

‘The king designed to mount an expedition to the New World.’;

Constructverb

To devise; to invent; to set in order; to arrange; as, to construct a theory of ethics.

Designverb

To assign, appoint (something to someone); to designate.

Constructadjective

Formed by, or relating to, construction, interpretation, or inference.

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Designverb

To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.

Constructnoun

an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Designverb

To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw.

Constructverb

make by combining materials and parts;

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

Designverb

To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.

‘We shall seeJustice design the victor's chivalry.’; ‘Meet me to-morrow where the masterAnd this fraternity shall design.’;

Constructverb

put together out of components or parts;

‘the company fabricates plastic chairs’; ‘They manufacture small toys’;

Designverb

To create or produce, as a work of art; to form a plan or scheme of; to form in idea; to invent; to project; to lay out in the mind; as, a man designs an essay, a poem, a statue, or a cathedral.

Constructverb

draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions;

‘construct an equilateral triangle’;

Designverb

To intend or purpose; - usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to.

‘Ask of politicians the end for which laws were originally designed.’; ‘He was designed to the study of the law.’;

Constructverb

create by linking linguistic units;

‘construct a sentence’; ‘construct a paragraph’;

Designverb

To form a design or designs; to plan.

Constructverb

create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts;

‘construct a proof’; ‘construct an argument’;

Designnoun

A preliminary sketch; an outline or pattern of the main features of something to be executed, as of a picture, a building, or a decoration; a delineation; a plan.

Constructverb

reassemble mentally;

‘reconstruct the events of 20 years ago’;

Designnoun

A plan or scheme formed in the mind of something to be done; preliminary conception; idea intended to be expressed in a visible form or carried into action; intention; purpose; - often used in a bad sense for evil intention or purpose; scheme; plot.

‘The vast design and purpos of the King.’; ‘The leaders of that assembly who withstood the designs of a besotted woman.’; ‘A . . . settled design upon another man's life.’; ‘How little he could guess the secret designs of the court!’;

Designnoun

Specifically, intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end; as, the argument from design.

Designnoun

The realization of an inventive or decorative plan; esp., a work of decorative art considered as a new creation; conception or plan shown in completed work; as, this carved panel is a fine design, or of a fine design.

Designnoun

The invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole.

‘Is he a prudent man . . . that lays designs only for a day, without any prospect to the remaining part of his life?’; ‘I wish others the same intention, and greater successes.’; ‘It is the purpose that makes strong the vow.’;

Designnoun

the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan);

‘he contributed to the design of a new instrument’;

Designnoun

an arrangement scheme;

‘the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult’; ‘it was an excellent design for living’; ‘a plan for seating guests’;

Designnoun

something intended as a guide for making something else;

‘a blueprint for a house’; ‘a pattern for a skirt’;

Designnoun

a decorative or artistic work;

‘the coach had a design on the doors’;

Designnoun

an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;

‘his intent was to provide a new translation’; ‘good intentions are not enough’; ‘it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs’; ‘he made no secret of his designs’;

Designnoun

a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something;

‘the design of a building’;

Designnoun

the creation of something in the mind

Designverb

make or work out a plan for; devise;

‘They contrived to murder their boss’; ‘design a new sales strategy’; ‘plan an attack’;

Designverb

design something for a specific role or purpose or effect;

‘This room is not designed for work’;

Designverb

create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner;

‘Chanel designed the famous suit’;

Designverb

make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form;

‘design a better mousetrap’; ‘plan the new wing of the museum’;

Designverb

create designs;

‘Dupont designs for the house of Chanel’;

Designverb

conceive or fashion in the mind; invent;

‘She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day’;

Designverb

intend or have as a purpose;

‘She designed to go far in the world of business’;

Designnoun

a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is made

‘he has just unveiled his design for the new museum’;

Designnoun

the art or action of conceiving of and producing a plan or drawing of something before it is made

‘good design can help the reader understand complicated information’;

Designnoun

the arrangement of the features of an artefact, as produced from following a plan or drawing

‘inside, the design reverts to turn-of-the-century luxe’;

Designnoun

a decorative pattern

‘pottery with a lovely blue and white design’;

Designnoun

purpose or planning that exists behind an action, fact, or object

‘the appearance of design in the universe’;

Designverb

decide upon the look and functioning of (a building, garment, or other object), by making a detailed drawing of it

‘a number of architectural students were designing a factory’;

Designverb

do or plan (something) with a specific purpose in mind

‘the tax changes were designed to stimulate economic growth’;

Design

A design is a plan or specification for the construction of an object or system or for the implementation of an activity or process, or the result of that plan or specification in the form of a prototype, product or process. The verb to design expresses the process of developing a design.

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