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con·struc·tion

construction

 
 
pronunciation:
kn struhk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of building or construction.
Construction of the new library will begin next year.
 
synonyms:
assembly, building, raising
similar words:
creation, execution
definition 2: something that is put together or built; building or structure.
That construction is the tallest in the city.
synonyms:
building, structure
similar words:
assembly, framework
definition 3: the job or business of constructing buildings, roads, or other structures.
My parents work in construction.
 
synonyms:
building
derivations: constructional (adj.), constructionally (adv.)
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The word construction contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, t, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
struct Latin root that means build
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.