Constructing vs Construction - What's the difference?

constructing | construction |

As a verb constructing

is (construct).

As a noun construction is

the process of constructing.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • construction


    (en noun)
  • The process of constructing.
  • Construction is underway on the new bridge.
  • Anything that has been constructed.
  • The engineer marvelled at his construction .
  • The trade of building structures.
  • He had worked in construction all his life.
  • A building, model or some other structure.
  • The office was a construction of steel and glass.
  • (arts) A (usually non-representational) structure, such as a collage etc.
  • "Construction in string and clockwork" took first prize.
  • The manner in which something is built.
  • A thing of simple construction .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=4 citation , passage=Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins like a veteran army that had marched down to drink, only to be stricken motionless at the water’s edge.}}
  • (grammar) A group of words arranged to form a meaningful phrase.
  • The act or result of construing the meaning of something.
  • American conservatives tend to favor strict construction of the Constitution.
  • The meaning or interpretation of a text, action etc.; the way something is viewed by an observer or onlooker.
  • * 1992 , Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety , Harper Perennial 2007, p. 95:
  • He had considered sending Lucille away to stay with relations. But then people might have put the worst construction on it – might believe she had done something she shouldn't have.
  • (geometry) A geometric figure of arcs and line segments that is drawable with a straightedge and compass.
  • Synonyms

    * building


    * destruction

    Derived terms

    * constructionism * constructionist * construction paper * construction site * construction soldier * construction unit * deconstruction * metaconstruction * misconstruction * reconstruction * under construction