n. The act of building or making; the act of devising and forming; fabrication.n. The way or form in which a thing is built or made; the manner of putting together the parts, as of a building, a ship, a machine, or a system; structure.n. That which is constructed; a structure.n. In geometry, a figure drawn so as to satisfy given conditions; the method of drawing such a figure with given mathematical instruments, especially with rule and compasses.n. In grammar, syntax or the arrangement and connection of words in a sentence according to established usages or the practice of good writers and speakers; syntactical arrangement.n. The act of construing; the mann of understanding or construing the arrangement of words, or of explaining facts; attributed sense or meaning; explanation; interpretation.n. Specifically In law: Interpretation; intelligent reading with explanation, such as to define the meaning. An altered reading of the text of an instrument, designed to make clear an ambiguity or uncertainty in its actual expression, or to show its application to, or exclusion of, matters which upon its face are not clearly included or excluded.n. Nautical, the method of ascertaining a ship's course by means of trigonometrical problems and diagrams.n. In music, the composition of a work according to an appreciable plan.n. In the Kantian philosophy, a synthesis of arbitrarily formed conceptions.