The act or process of constructing. The art, trade, or work of building: an engineer trained in highway construction; worked in construction for seven years. A structure, such as a building, framework, or model. Something fashioned or devised systematically: a nation that was glorious in its historical construction. An artistic composition using various materials; an assemblage or a collage. The way in which something is built or put together: a shelter of simple construction. The interpretation or explanation given to an expression or a statement: I was inclined to put a favorable construction on his reply. Grammar The arrangement of words to form a meaningful phrase, clause, or sentence. Grammar A group of words so arranged.