Pronunciation: /kənˈstrʌkt/ ?

In mathematics, to construct is to build according to a set of rules.[1] The rules generally consist of axioms, theorems, and definitions. A construction is the object build according to the rules. In Euclidean geometry a construction based on axioms and proved theorems is taken to be a proof.


  1. construct. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08).

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