Translation of construction in Spanish:

construction

Pronunciation: /kənˈstrʌkʃən/

n

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (of building, road, ship) construcción (feminine) road construction construcción de carreteras to be under construction estar* en construcción (before noun/delante del nombre) [industry/worker] de la construcción; [toy/set] (American English/inglés norteamericano) para construir modelos construction company (empresa (f)) constructora (f), empresa (f) de la construcción construction site obra (feminine)
    More example sentences
    • With two housing developments currently under construction in Bangor, the town has got a major face-lift in the last five years.
    • Another day, James hops a city bus and rides it to the end of the line, a field out in the country where new housing is under construction.
    • It is located near a nursing home on extensive grounds and there is a housing development under construction to the southern side.
    More example sentences
    • Not many responders had a history of dusty work, such as experience in road and building construction and the cement industry.
    • Today, the main use of bitumen is in the road making industry for construction and maintenance.
    • The CFMEU represents workers in mining and construction, two industries where there is a greater risk than most that workers won't make it home at the end of the day.
    1.2 (of theory) construcción (f), elaboración (f)
    More example sentences
    • It's all very big and heady - the world of abstract construction - but it's child's play, really.
    • This book should generate some lively ideas for creative work tying in with construction and invention, imagination and probability.
    • We did a lot of creative construction back in the founding.
    1.3 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [Mathematics/Matemáticas] construcción (feminine)
    More example sentences
    • Some furniture is just butted up together and is nailed, I do not recommend that style of construction.
    • Application of a water repellent does not negate proper brick construction and detailing procedures.
    • Santa Barbara has a strict planning code that forces architects and developers to use a Spanish style of construction, and prohibits any building of more than two storeys.
    More example sentences
    • The only solution is that both are uses of the plain form in a subjunctive main clause construction.
    • Language experts can tell from sentence construction, phrase and idiom whether or not you think in the language of your speech or writing.
    • That tells us that the construction is an interrogative complement clause in each case.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (design, composition) construcción (feminine) faults in construction defectos (masculine plural) de construcción
  • 3 countable/numerable (structure) estructura (f), construcción (f)
    More example sentences
    • Our present building is a modern construction with seven classrooms.
    • The group has been equally impressed by less spectacular constructions - bus shelters, flyovers, washing machines.
    • Older buildings still outnumber newer constructions unlike so many Thai towns and cities.
  • 4 countable/numerable (interpretation) interpretación (feminine) you're putting a wrong construction on what she said estás dando una interpretación errónea a sus palabras, estás malinterpretando sus palabras
    More example sentences
    • The reader will not expect to find in these pages any novel views, and novel constructions of the Constitution.
    • However, an analysis of early modern constructions of perception and the role of the passions, reveals something slightly different.
    • So I would argue that moralities be understood as constructions, which creates a space in which they can be interrogated.

Definition of construction in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day incansable
adj
tireless …
Cultural fact of the day

Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.