construct

Definitions

General Science

  • verb to put elements or factors together to make something
  • verb to build or develop something

Health Economics

  • (written as Construct)
    A notional measure of something that is not directly measurable, such as ' quality of life ' or 'severity of disease'.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a complex idea, built up from various elements

Media Studies

  • noun the idea that media products are ’made’ artificially and not taken directly from nature
  • verb to create something such as a theory, concept, image or media text by putting parts together systematically

Origin & History of “construct”

Construct comes from the present participle of Latin construere ‘pile up together, build’, a compound verb formed from the prefix com- and struere ‘pile up’ (source of English destroy and structure). English acquired the same verb somewhat earlier, in the 14th century, in the form construe.
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