What is constructive?

  • (adj): Emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good.
    Example: "Constructive criticism"
    See also — Additional definitions below


In the fields of architecture and civil engineering, construction is a process that consists of the building or assembling of infrastructure. Far from being a single activity, large scale construction is a feat of human multitasking. Normally, the job is managed by a project manager, and supervised by a construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer or project architect.

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Constructive Living
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Constructive Treason
... Constructive treason refers to the judicial extension of the statutory definition of the crime of treason ... “ The word “constructive” is one of the law’s most useful frauds ... There can be constructive contracts, constructive trusts, constructive fraud, constructive intent, constructive possession, and constructive anything ...
Constructive Perception
... Constructive perception, is the theory of perception in which the perceiver uses sensory information and other sources of information to construct a cognitive understanding of a stimulus ... Also known as intelligent perception, constructive perception shows the relationship between intelligence and perception ...
Constructive Treason - England and Great Britain
... Ironically, the first attempt to constrain the development of constructive treasons in England was the 1351 Act itself ... definition had expanded so widely (however this had not been constructive treason, since until 1351 treason had always been defined by judges, not by legislation) ... and extended the law of treason, tolerated by Parliament, which sometimes even enshrined these new constructive treasons in new statutes — imprisoning the king became written into ...
Constructive Ambiguity - Constructive Ambiguities in International Trade Law
... for example, pharmaceutical innovation (a constructive ambiguity) should be 'valued' (also a constructive ambiguity) through the operation of nominally competitive markets (requiring strong anti-tru ... to pass legislation rewarding their version of the trade deal mentioned constructive ambiguity of innovation (see Annex 2C.1 of the AUSFTA) causing issues for democratic sovereignty over domestic policy ...

More definitions of "constructive":

  • (adj): Constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development.
    Example: "Constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission"

Famous quotes containing the word constructive:

    The measure discriminates definitely against products which make up what has been universally considered a program of safe farming. The bill upholds as ideals of American farming the men who grow cotton, corn, rice, swine, tobacco, or wheat and nothing else. These are to be given special favors at the expense of the farmer who has toiled for years to build up a constructive farming enterprise to include a variety of crops and livestock.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)

    The desert is a natural extension of the inner silence of the body. If humanity’s language, technology, and buildings are an extension of its constructive faculties, the desert alone is an extension of its capacity for absence, the ideal schema of humanity’s disappearance.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
    Quentin Crisp (b. 1908)