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Word Meanings - CONSTRUCTIVENESS - Book Publishers vocabulary database

The faculty which enables one to construct, as in mechanical, artistic, or literary matters. (more info) 1. Tendency or ability to form or construct.

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    together, to construct; con- + struere to pile up, set in order. See 1. To put together the constituent parts of in their proper place and order; to build; to form; to make; as, to construct an edlifice. 2. To devise; to invent; to set in order;
    The quality or state of being able; power to perform, whether physical, moral, intellectual, conventional, or legal; capacity; skill or competence in doing; sufficiency of strength, skill, resources, etc.; -- in the plural, faculty, talent. Then
    In a constructive manner; by construction or inference. A neutral must have notice of a blockade, either actually by a formal information, or constructively by notice to his government. Kent.
    Whether one or another; whether one or the other; which; that one which; as, whichever road you take, it will lead you to town.
    the root of hwa who + lic body; hence properly, of what sort or kind; akin to OS. hwilik which, OFries. hwelik, D. welk, G. welch, OHG. welih, hwelih, Icel. hvilikr, Dan. & Sw. hvilken, Goth. hwileiks, 1. Of what sort or kind; what; what a; who.
    1. Having ability to construct or form; employed in construction; as, to exhibit constructive power. The constructive fingers of Watts. Emerson. 2. Derived from, or depending on, construction or interpretation; not directly expressed, but inferred.
    1. Pertaining to, governed by, or in accordance with, mechanics, or the laws of motion; pertaining to the quantitative relations of force and matter, as distinguished from mental, vital, chemical, etc.; as, mechanical principles; a mechanical
    The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement. Some particles . . . in certain constructions have the sense of a whole sentence contained in them. Locke. 4. The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a
    One who puts a certain construction upon some writing or instrument, as the Constitutions of the United States; as, a strict constructionist; a broad constructionist.
    Direction or course toward any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal or efficient influence to bring about an effect or result. Writings of this kind, if conducted with candor, have a more particular tendency to the good of their country.
    In a mechanical manner.
    Of or pertaining to art or to artists; made in the manner of an artist; conformable to art; characterized by art; showing taste or skill. -- Ar*tis"tic*al*ly, adv.
    Pertaining to, or deduced from, construction or interpretation.
    A constructer.
    The faculty which enables one to construct, as in mechanical, artistic, or literary matters. (more info) 1. Tendency or ability to form or construct.
    The body of person to whom are intrusted the government and instruction of a college or university, or of one of its departments; the president, professors, and tutors in a college. Dean of faculty. See under Dean. -- Faculty of advocates. See
    1. Of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to learning or learned men; as, literary fame; a literary history; literary conversation. He has long outlived his century, the term commonly fixed as the test of literary merit. Johnson.
    To cause to become mechanical.
    The state or quality of being mechanical.
    That which is constructed or formed; an edifice; a fabric.
    The quality of being amenable; amenableness. Coleridge.
    The quality of being intractable; intractableness. Bp. Hurd.
    The quality or state of being suitable; suitableness.
    The quality or condition of being equable; evenness or uniformity; as, equability of temperature; the equability of the mind. For the celestial bodies, the equability and constancy of their motions argue them ordained by wisdom. Ray.
    The quality of being commersurable. Sir T. Browne.
    The state or quality of being deflagrable. The ready deflagrability . . . of saltpeter. Boyle.
    Want of power to pass, or to permit passage; impassableness. Immeability of the juices. Arbuthnot.
    Impossibility to be avoided or shunned; inevitableness. Shelford.
    The capability of flying off in fumes or vapor. Boyle.
    Want of respectability. Thackeray.
    The quality or state of being tamable; tamableness.
    The quality of being insociable; want of sociability; unsociability. Bp. Warburton.
    The condition or quality of being opposable. In no savage have I ever seen the slightest approach to opposability of the great toe, which is the essential distinguishing feature of apes. A. R. Wallace.
    The state or quality of being insurmountable.
    The quality or state of being repealable.
    The quality of being inheritable or descendible to heirs. Jefferson.
    The quality of being mutable, or subject to change or alteration, either in form, state, or essential character; susceptibility of change; changeableness; inconstancy; variation. Plato confessed that the heavens and the frame of the world


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