Translation of construction in Spanish:

construction

Pronunciation: /kənˈstrʌkʃən/

noun/nombre

  • 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 (feminine)) constructora (feminine), empresa (feminine) de la construcción
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    • 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.
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    • 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 (feminine), elaboración (feminine)
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    • 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)
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    • 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.
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    • 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
  • 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
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    • 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.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.