Definition of construct noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒnstrʌkt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnstrʌkt//
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  1. 1an idea or a belief that is based on various pieces of evidence which are not always true a contrast between lived reality and the construct held in the mind
  2. 2(linguistics) a group of words that form a phrase
  3. 3a thing that is built or made
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin construct- ‘heaped together, built’, from the verb construere, from con- ‘together’ + struere ‘pile, build’.
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