Structural vs Constructive - What's the difference?

structural | constructive |

As adjectives the difference between structural and constructive

is that structural is of, relating to, or having structure while constructive is relating to or causing construction.

As a noun structural

is a component used in construction.




  • Of, relating to, or having structure
  • (rfc-sense) Used in building.
  • Derived terms

    * structurally * nonstructural


    (en noun)
  • A component used in construction.
  • * 1982 , United States International Trade Commission, Certain carbon steel products from Spain (page A-49)
  • Freight differentials often increased the spread in favor of the imported structurals . Purchasers repeatedly emphasized that their purchases of imported structurals were split among a number of sources, including Spain, France, West Germany,




    (en adjective)
  • Relating to or causing construction.
  • Carefully considered and meant to be helpful.
  • (legal) Imputed by law; created to give legal effect to something for equitable reasons, as with constructive notice or a constructive trust.
  • Synonyms

    * (carefully considered and meant to be helpful) productive


    * (relating to or causing construction) destructive * (carefully considered and meant to be helpful) destructive

    Derived terms

    * constructive criticism * constructive dismissal * constructive eviction * constructive notice * constructive logic * constructive trust * constructively * constructiveness * constructivism * deconstructive * inconstructive * unconstructive ----