The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense.
The legal process of interpreting a phrase or document; of trying to find its meaning. Whether it is a contract or a statute, there are times when a phrase may be unclear or have several meanings. Then, either lawyers or judges must attempt to interpret or "construct" the probable aim and purpose of the phrase, by extrapolating from other parts of the document or, in the case of statutes, referring to an interpretation law which gives legal construction guidelines. Generally, there are two types of construction methods: literal (strict) or liberal.
the act of building by combining or arranging parts or elements; the act or process of interpreting or explaining the sense or intention of a writing (e.g., statute, opinion or instrument).
an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
An interpretation that privileges one view over another. Construction can be a term, metaphor, theme, trope or an entire story that casts people in a particular perspective. It can be a plot, dichotomy, dimension, or scenario. In the Vietnam War, "domino theory" was a construction. Common words like "cycle time" can be constructions that coaxes us to look at efficiency instead of alternative interpretations, such as "slack time" or "break time."