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Design vs. Construct — What's the Difference?

Design vs. Construct — What's the Difference?

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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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Construct

To form by assembling or combining parts; build.
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Design

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
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Construct

To create (an argument or a sentence, for example) by systematically arranging ideas or terms.
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Design

A decorative pattern
Pottery with a lovely blue and white design
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Construct

(Mathematics) To draw (a geometric figure) that meets specific requirements.
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Design

Purpose or planning that exists behind an action, fact, or object
The appearance of design in the universe
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Construct

Something formed or constructed from parts.
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Design

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
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Construct

A concept, model, or schematic idea
A theoretical construct of the atom.
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Design

To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent
Design a good excuse for not attending the conference.
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Construct

A concrete image or idea
"[He] began to shift focus from the haunted constructs of terror in his early work" (Stephen Koch).
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Design

To formulate a plan for; devise
Designed a marketing strategy for the new product.
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Construct

Something constructed from parts.
The artwork was a construct of wire and tubes.
Loops and conditional statements are constructs in computer programming.
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Design

To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure
Design a building on a computer.
Design a new car model.
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Construct

A concept or model.
Bohr's theoretical construct of the atom was soon superseded by quantum mechanics.
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Design

To create or contrive for a particular purpose or effect
A game designed to appeal to all ages.
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Construct

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

To have as a goal or purpose; intend
"Mrs. Bennet had designed to keep the two Netherfield gentlemen to supper.
But ... she had no opportunity of detaining them" (Jane Austen).
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Construct

(transitive) To build or form (something) by assembling parts.
We constructed the radio from spares.
A wall constructed of random stones.
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Design

To make or execute plans.
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Construct

(transitive) To build (a sentence, an argument, etc.) by arranging words or ideas.
A sentence may be constructed with a subject, verb and object.
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Design

To create designs.
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Construct

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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Design

A drawing or sketch.
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Construct

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.
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Design

A graphic representation, especially a detailed plan for construction or manufacture.
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Construct

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

An ornamental pattern.
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Construct

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

The purposeful or inventive arrangement of parts or details
The aerodynamic design of an automobile.
The design of an epic poem.
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Construct

An abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
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Design

A particular plan or method
The party's design for increasing voter turnout.
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Construct

Make by combining materials and parts;
This little pig made his house out of straw
Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer
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Design

The art or practice of designing or making designs
Studied design in college.
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Construct

Put together out of components or parts;
The company fabricates plastic chairs
They manufacture small toys
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Design

A reasoned purpose; an intent
It was her design to set up practice on her own as soon as she was qualified.
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Construct

Draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions;
Construct an equilateral triangle
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Design

Deliberate intention
He became a photographer more by accident than by design.
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Construct

Create by linking linguistic units;
Construct a sentence
Construct a paragraph
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Design

Often designs A secretive or underhanded plot or scheme
He has designs on my job.
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Construct

Create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts;
Construct a proof
Construct an argument
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Design

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.
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Construct

Reassemble mentally;
Reconstruct the events of 20 years ago
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Design

A plan (with more or less detail) for the structure and functions of an artifact, building or system.
The initial design of the park was rejected for being too expensive.
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Design

A pattern, as an element of a work of art or architecture.
We're working on some new designs for our range of summer shirts
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Design

The composition of a work of art.
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Design

Intention or plot.
We have designs on winning the league next season.
To be hateful of the truth by design.
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Design

(particularly) Malicious or malevolent intention.
To have evil designs.
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Design

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

The art of designing
Danish furniture design is world-famous.
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Design

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

To plan (to do something).
The king designed to mount an expedition to the New World.
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Design

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

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

To manifest requirements to be satisfied by an object or process for them to solve a problem.
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Design

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

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.
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Design

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.
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Design

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.
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Design

To form a design or designs; to plan.
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Design

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.
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Design

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!
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Design

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

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.
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Design

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.
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Design

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
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Design

An arrangement scheme;
The awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
It was an excellent design for living
A plan for seating guests
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Design

Something intended as a guide for making something else;
A blueprint for a house
A pattern for a skirt
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Design

A decorative or artistic work;
The coach had a design on the doors
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Design

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
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Design

A preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something;
The design of a building
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Design

The creation of something in the mind
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Design

Make or work out a plan for; devise;
They contrived to murder their boss
Design a new sales strategy
Plan an attack
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Design

Design something for a specific role or purpose or effect;
This room is not designed for work
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Design

Create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner;
Chanel designed the famous suit
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Design

Make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form;
Design a better mousetrap
Plan the new wing of the museum
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Design

Create designs;
Dupont designs for the house of Chanel
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Design

Conceive or fashion in the mind; invent;
She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day
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Design

Intend or have as a purpose;
She designed to go far in the world of business
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