Definition of 'construction'
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Buildings under construction have an amazing way of visually shrinking and expanding. Christianity Today (2000)The demand for steel in construction is set to be slow for the rest of this year. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The two men had been partners in a construction business. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But the grammar depends on the sentence construction. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We have huge demand for housing and we need to encourage the construction industry to build. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There was also intensive construction work at the wind park during the past two years. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The regional fire service spokesman said that the people trapped inside were construction workers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You have acquired a mastery of complex grammatical constructions. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Within the industry it was a challenge to think imaginatively and tackle the growing costs of construction. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Her father was head of a construction business and at weekends she visited building sites with him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And that it will do much more than just construction. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The construction industry is in splendid shape. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The first visit was cancelled because construction work was due to take place in your area. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Other items were found at the site by construction workers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)One ray of hope: the president has decided to encourage the construction of new nuclear plants. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This movement was more significant than any change in the cracks caused by the Tube line construction. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This has helped house prices to recover, as well as the construction and building industries. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That construction is quite complex, but the meaning is clear and the choice of pronoun is right. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After that he worked for the family firm in Calcutta, supplying construction sites with steel. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The Government is also eager to provide sufficient incentives for the construction of new nuclear plants in Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is no doubt that the language is changing, and rightly so, but sloppy sentence construction must be stopped. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The construction equipment firm said sales for the first half of 2015 were down 43 per cent on the same period last year. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'construction'
British English: construction /kənˈstrʌkʃən/ NOUN
Construction is the building or creating of something.
A new school is under construction.
- American English: construction
- Arabic: إِنْشَاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: construção
- Chinese: 建筑
- Croatian: gradnja
- Czech: stavba
- Danish: opførelse
- Dutch: constructie
- European Spanish: construcción
- Finnish: rakentaminen
- French: construction
- German: Struktur
- Greek: κατασκευή
- Italian: costruzione
- Japanese: 建設
- Korean: 건설
- Norwegian: konstruksjon
- Polish: budowa
- European Portuguese: construção
- Romanian: construcție
- Russian: сооружение
- Spanish: construcción
- Swedish: konstruktion
- Thai: การก่อสร้าง
- Turkish: yapma
- Ukrainian: будівництво
- Vietnamese: xây dựng
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