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verb [transitive] construct pronunciation in British English /kənˈstrʌkt/
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present tense
present participleconstructing
past tenseconstructed
past participleconstructed

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  1. 1
    to build something large or complicated, such as a bridge or road
    The tunnel was constructed in 1996.
    be constructed from/of/out of something: St Michael’s was an older building, almost entirely constructed of red brick.
  2. 2
    to create something such as an idea or system by making various things fit together
    He could now construct short sentences in Spanish.
    Police have called in an expert to construct a psychological profile of the murderer.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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