Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
construction /kən'strʌkʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự xây dựng
      • under construction; in the course of construction: đang xây dựng, đang làm
    • vật được xây dựng
    • (ngôn ngữ học) cách đặt câu; cấu trúc câu
    • sự giải thích
      • to put a wrong construction an someone's words: giải thích sai những lời nói của ai
      • to put the best construction on something: tìm những khía cạnh hay nhất để giải thích điều gì
    • (toán học) sự vẽ hình, sự dựng hình
    • (định ngữ) xây dựng
      • construction site: công trường xây dựng
Concise Dictionary
+the act of constructing something
+the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
+a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
+a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
+the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
+an interpretation of a text or action
+drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem

Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
of roads / buildings
1 [U] the process or method of building or making sth, especially roads, buildings, bridges, etc: the construction industry + road construction + Work has been begun on the construction of the new airport. + Our new offices are still under construction (= being built). + the construction of a new database
2 [U] the way that sth has been built or made: light / strong / weak in construction + ships of steel construction
building / structure
3 [C] (formal) a thing that has been built or made: The summer house was a simple wooden construction.
4 [C] the way in which words are used together and arranged to form a sentence, phrase, etc: grammatical constructions
of theory, etc.
5 [U, C] the creating of sth from ideas, opinions and knowledge: the construction of a new theory
6 [C] (formal) the way in which words, actions, statements, etc. are understood by sb
What construction do you put on this letter (= what do you think it means)?
Collocation Dictionary

1 roads/buildings


gigantic, huge, large, massive
massive constructions of bamboo and paper
| basic, simple
It has a basic construction of brick under a tiled roof.
| complex | heavy
the heavy construction industry
| solid
walls of solid construction
| careful
The drainage system needs careful construction.
| brick, fibreglass, steel, timber, timber-frame, wooden
a two-storey brick construction a schoolhouse of brick construction
| bridge, building, canal, house/housing, railway, road
Road and bridge construction is underway.


begin, start | complete
Construction of the new road has now been completed.


be underway


industry, sector | company, firm, group | project, programme | contract | job | work | worker | site, yard | costs | materials | method, process, technique


during (the) ~
Major engineering challenges will be faced during construction.
| under ~
A new factory is under construction.

2 grammar


grammatical, linguistic, sentence, syntactic | active, passive | adjectival, infinitive, predicative

3 interpretation


literal | logical, sensible | proper, true
ruling on the proper construction to be given to section 78 of the Act
| strict
a strict construction of the clause
| ideological, social, theoretical
changes in the social construction of marriage (= the meaning of marriage in society)


give sth, put on sth
What construction do you put on this letter (= what do you think it means)?

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